The Daily Refill from Friday, December 17, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Colman of Kilmacdaugh; observations of the Catholic Church in Haiti; and the “scarf woman” who is helping women with cancer feel beautiful.

Bishop Baron’s Sermons (airing 1:06-1:21am EST) encourages us to give up the ego-drama. Most of us are stuck in the boring and narrow confines of the ego-drama. Mary is not playing an ego-dramatic game; she is playing a theo-dramatic game. We hear of how she sets out “with haste”—the sign of the saints—and it’s because she knows her mission and her purpose in God’s story.

Catholic Sprouts (airing 1:21-1:28am EST) features tips for the family prating during this Christmas season, using the devotional The Joy of the Incarnation.

Renovo (airing 1:34-1:55am EST) examines Christmas traditions from around the world, such as a Santa as a creepy gnome and kids wait on the shore to get gifts from “wise men” riding horses.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 2:00-2:06am EST) for Friday, December 17, 2021 are from Genesis 49:2, 8-10; Psalms 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, 17; and Matthew 1:1-17.

Catholic Bytes (airing 2:14-2:24am EST) begins a discussion on the Gospel of John. But before we start talking about the Gospel of John, we need to turn to the beginning, the creation of the world, as is recounted in Genesis, as John’s Gospel has a rich amount of language and imagery.

On Saint Dymphna’s Playbook (airing 2:24-2:43am EST), Tommy talks about the importance of supporting the mental health of kids and young adults, introduces listeners to Saint James of the Marches, and answers listener questions about how to find healing after an affair, what to do when sitting in silence makes us feel anxious, and how to walk with a child who has questions about gender identity.

On Pints with Aquinas (airing 2:46-4:51am EST), a Catholic and Protestant debate the eucharist. Dr. Steven Nemes received his PhD in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, where he studied under Professors Oliver Crisp and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. He has published a number of articles on a diverse spectrum of philosophical and theological topics. He has been happily married to Rachel for over a year, and he teaches Latin at a preparatory academy in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Brett Salkeld (pronounced like the past tense of the imaginary verb “to sockle”) is Archdiocesan Theologian for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina, where he is responsible for deacon formation. Brett is the author Can Catholics and Evangelicals Agree about Purgatory and the Last Judgment?, How Far Can We Go? A Catholic Guide to Sex and Dating (with Leah Perrault) and, most recently, Transubstantiation: Theology, History, and Christian Unity.

Outside the Walls (airing 4:54-5:55am EST) features a conversation with Deacon Charles Beard, who explores what it means for us to “Prepare the Way of the Lord” in relation to the second coming of Christ. During Advent, we remember Christ’s incarnation and anticipate his second coming.

On this Friday’s episode of Doctor, Doctor (airing 6:00-7:00am EST), Dr. Michael Manhart, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Couple to Couple League International, talks about the past, present, and future of Natural Family Planning (NFP) including how the science has developed, the ways fertility education helps men and women, and the latest technology for various NFP methods.

The Daily Refill from Monday, December 20, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Dominic of Silos; Pope Francis’ 85th birthday; and a musician who played a song of praise to Jesus from the rubble of his home that was destroyed by a tornado.

Let Love: A Podcast with the Sisters of Life (airing 9:06-9:46am EST) discusses that every heart desires to be cherished. As we rest in our identity as beloved sons and daughters of God the Father, we come alive to the reality that we are cherished by Him at every moment. This divine gift of love speaks to the truth we are good, worthy, and worth protecting and upholding.

Catholic Sprouts (airing 9:51-9:58am EST) features prayer on the Incarnation for Monday, December 20, 2021.

Catholic Bytes (airing 9:58-10:24am EST) features a mock draft of Catholic Religious Orders. If you were charged with evangelizing the world, what religious orders would you want on your team?

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 10:30-10:34am EST) for Monday, December 20, 2021 are from Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalms 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; and Luke 1:26-38.

The Messy Family Podcast (airing 10:42-11:42am EST) features a conversation on epic intimacy with Damon and Melanie Owens, who have been serving couples throughout most of their 27 years of marriage and have launched their own marriage ministry called Joyfully Ever After. Damon has been the executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute and, with Melanie, they have trained over 20,000 couples in marriage, NFP and in the beauty of the Theology of the Body. They discuss some of the greatest needs they see in marriages today, what to do if your spouse is unwilling to work on the marriage, and how to increase intimacy in marriage, and offer practical tools for living Catholic life with authenticity and joy.

Do Something Beautiful (airing 11:45am-12:45pm EST) is the second of a 3-part Advent series spent pondering the Holy Family. Father Don Calloway talks with Leah about the role of Saint Joseph in the Holy Family –  a crucial role that provides an exceptional blueprint for men, husbands, and fathers today.

Catholic Games (airing 12:50-1:10pm EST) features Mike Tenney, musician, speaker, and host of the Pop Culture Catechism show, who is pretty good at knowing songs and artists based off lyrics.

On Godsplaining (airing 1:13-1:52pm EST), Father Gregory Pine and Father Jacob Bertrand Janczyk discuss our Lord’s command to love our enemies and how to do it well.

On this week’s episode of Church Life Today (airing 1:55-2:23pm EST) features excerpts of Advent and Christmas homilies from three great preachers: the great British intellectual and churchman Saint John Henry Newman; the martyred pastor of Munich, Father Alfred Delp; and the martyred archbishop of San Salvador, Saint Oscar Romero.

On this week’s episode of The Sandwich Generation (airing 2:26-3:00pm EST), Rob Amico and Amber Paluzzi of Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers give us some helpful advice on life balance. We know that relationships are the key to our happiness, and it is them that we want to keep in balance – love for God and others. One of the ways to help our elderly get to Church and family gatherings is by helping them restore their physical balance.

The Daily Refill from Thursday, December 23, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Thorlac; wo babies that survived a tornado in a bathtub; and a young girl’s letter to Santa.

On They That Hope (airing 3:06-3:32pm EST), Deacon Bob gives a spoiler-free review of the new Spider-Man movie, talks about gift of hope given to us at Christmas, and closes with a new song. Also, Father Dave’s dad passed away this week, so please keep the Pivonka family in your prayers.

Catholic Sprouts (airing 3:37-3:44pm EST) features prayer on the Incarnation for Thursday, December 23, 2021.

Bishop Robert Baron’s Sermons (airing 3:44-3:57pm EST) discusses that families teach us that we don’t always get to choose the people we love, but we’re given people that we’re then called upon to love. On this Feast of the Holy Family, let’s meditate upon the importance of this calling.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 4:03-4:06pm EST) for Thursday, December 23, 2021 are from Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24; Psalms 25:4-5ab, 8-9, 10 and 14; and Luke 1:57-66.

Poco a Poco (airing 4:15-5:08pm EST) features a discussion on imaginative prayer. Maybe you’ve heard about the nativity scene plenty, and seen it depicted endlessly. Do you really think you’ve entered as deeply into that mystery as you can? There’s more – the Holy Spirit is never exhausted. It’s the same with all of Scripture. This isn’t a collection of abstract ideas; these are stories of real people, and these stories can bring us into real relationship. How can these stories become personal? A type of lectio divina emphasized by St Ignatius of Loyola: imaginative prayer. Meditating on Scripture this way, using human imagination and with God’s grace, can lead to encountering these stories on a different level. Put yourself in the nativity scene. Pray with Mary and Joseph and the wise men. Let God reveal more to you.

Blessed is She (airing 5:11-5:27pm EST) discusses moving from bitter to sweet, as the crib and the cross change everything.

Father Daniel Scheidt’s Homilies (airing 5:27-5:40pm EST) is from Sunday, December 19, 2021 – the Fourth Sunday in Advent.

 

The Cordial Catholic Podcast (airing 5:45-6:56pm EST) features a conversation with Doctor John Bergsma, biblical theologian, professor, author, and Catholic convert, to talk about how to read the Bible like a Catholic, from the heart of the Church. Beginning by digging into Dr. Bergma’s wonderful conversion journey – as a Protestant pastor and biblical theologian, he decided to become Catholic – and, from there, discuss how the Catholic Church understands, interprets, and makes use of the Bible. And how it was originally meant to be used. Contrasted with how Dr. Bergsma understood and taught from the Bible as a Protestant pastor – and we dig into how we, as Catholic, can understand it’s place in the Liturgy and the Church today!

On The Counsel of Trent (airing 6:59-7:20pm EST), it’s the holiday season so in this Free-for-all-Friday Trent reveals his top three most and least favorite holidays.

The text of the O Antiphons that aired 7:20-7:22pm EST can be found here:

https://www.usccb.org/prayers/o-antiphons-adv

On Living Stones (airing 7:28-7:55pm EST), Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Ken Hallenius continue their discussion on the United State’s Conference of Catholic Bishop’s (USCCB’s) new document titled “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church.”

Short Catholic (airing 7:55-7:57pm EST) features Jimmy Mitchell and community.

At the Table with Patrick Lencioni (airing 8:00-8:20pm EST) discusses that, in the war for talent, the best defense isn’t money. Pat and Cody discuss employee retention through employee engagement, and three easy ways to create an environment that nobody wants to leave.

This Thursday’s episode of Building Through Him (airing 8:23-9:00pm EST) features a discusion on the heights of the Holy Spirit. The Lord is inviting us to recognize the enemy’s covert attacks, claim God’s Truth, and reach for Him. Claim the name of Jesus, the goodness of our God, and heights of the Holy Spirit.