The Daily Refill for Wednesday, December 22, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Blessed Adam of Loccum; threats to Christians in the Holy Land; and five simple Biblical ways to find inner peace.
Renovo (airing 7:06-7:28am EST) features a discussion on hermits. Who are these secluded people and why do they matter to the Church?
Catholic Sprouts (airing 7:33-7:40am EST) features prayer on the Incarnation for Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
On You Were Born for This with Father John Riccardo (airing 7:40-8:01am EST), Father John and Mary look at the genealogy of Jesus that we’ll hear on Christmas Eve and talk about why it is a source of such great hope for us right now.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 8:07-8:10am EST) for Wednesday, December 22, 20021 are from First Samuel 1:24-28; First Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd; and Luke 1:46-56.
On Ave Explores (airing 8:19-8:39am EST), Fatherr John Burns wraps up our look at the Advent themes in Adore by explaining that his goal in writing the book was to help readers more deeply appreciate Christmas by getting to know the ways Emmanuel comes into our hearts and changes our lives.
The Feminine Genius Podcast (airing 8:42-9:22am EST) features a conversation with Heather Khym, who needed to answer the question, “What if I’m standing in the way of something God wants to do?”, when asked if she would ever consider starting a podcast. Years later, she is a co-host of the very popular and successful show Abiding Together with Michelle Benzinger and Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT. Throughout her life, Heather has seen the ways that God has used her yes for something beautiful. Heather discusses her personal faith journey, how Abiding Together came to be, and her conviction in the fact that God will always use our stories for His victory.
Do Something Beautiful (airing 9:27-10:28am EST) is the third of a 3-part Advent series spent pondering the Holy Family. Father Michael O’Loughlin talks with Leah about the Christ Child, and the mystery of Christ choosing to enter the world through Mary’s womb. This is a beautiful, intimate time between mother and child, and Father Michael guides us to dwell on what it can teach us.
On Beyond Damascus (airing 10:31-11:30am EST), Aaron’s wife Monica talks about mental health and healing in the Catholic Church.
On Saint Dymphna’s Playbook (airing 11:36-11:54am EST), Tommy talks about research into a blood test hoping to help with diagnosing mood disorders, introduces listeners to Blessed Rafal Chylinski, and answers listener questions about how to respond when someone suggests that a mental illness might be demonic possession, how to have difficult conversations with our young children, and how to battle feelings of shame and guilt when recovering from addiction.
On Good and Decent with Grotto (airing 11:54am-12:24pm EST), fresh off of a cross-country move, Adrienne is starting a family and looking to make his house a home. It’s a struggle to find a place — and the right people — where they feel like they belong. The conversation uses some interesting stories to explore how we find “home.” Adrienne and Sara speak with Daniel Baker, a neighborhood carpenter who creates home furnishings without the use of any power tools. The craftsmanship he invests in his pieces connects him to his community in a deep way — he wants to be present to his neighbors “from crib to coffin.”
This Wednesday’s episode of Truth in Charity (airing 12:27-1:00pm EST) with Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese features Bishop continuing to look at the special Masses leading up to Christmas. Hear about the Gospel readings for the 22nd through the 24th, which includes Mary’s Magnificat as well as Zechariah getting his voice back and praising the Lord for fulfilling his promises. The episode ends with Bishop’s prediction on who will win the Cupertino Classic next week!