The Daily Refill for Thursday, December 30, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on the Holy Family; five things you might not know about January 1st; and how to find more peace in the new year.
Being Human with Dr. Greg Bottaro (airing 7:06-7:25am EST) features discussions on why New Years resolutions will fail, and how to actually succeed in your resolutions this year.
On You Were Born For This with Fr. John Riccardo (airing 7:30-7:50am EST), Father John and Mary break open one of the most amazing stories they’ve ever heard about the power of God’s Divine Mercy and why we should never lose hope.
CNA Newsroom (airing 7:56-8:26am EST) features conversations on celebrating Christmas in prison, the South Pole, and in space.
Poco a Poco (airing 8:32-9:17am EST) features a conversation on ending the year well. As you look back on 2021, there are probably loose ends—struggles, situations—that haven’t been resolved. It’s easy to wish that everything would just make sense, but sometimes it just doesn’t. There’s great mystery in it all. But we have a great model in sitting before mystery: Mary, Mother of God. Mary experienced incredible mystery in her life, and throughout it all, she sat before this mystery and pondered these things in her heart. Like Mary, we have the chance to trust the Lord and say “yes” to the new year, even without knowing what is to come or fully understanding the last year. There’s a lot we don’t know… but we know that God loves us. And as long as we’re with him, it’s going to be ok.
Short Catholic (airing 9:20-9:22am EST) features a conversation with Chris Padgett, who says that being faithful doesn’t mean that people will like you.
Word on Fire (airing 9:22-9:48am EST) features Bishop Barron discussing the Warrior King of Christmas, Jesus, and to discover the real meaning of Christmas, and the extraordinary infant king at its center. How many Christmas cards and nativity scenes have you seen presenting the baby Jesus as soft and saccharine? Well, that’s not how the Bible describes him. There, Jesus is presented as a warrior king, who came with a heavenly army to battle against the dark powers of the world.
On Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World (airing 9:53-10:46am EST), Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin Christmas weird questions from listeners, including how we would celebrate Christmas on other planets; when Christmas ends; how we got from St. Nick to Santa; and whether the 12 days of Christmas is a secret code; and more.
Short Catholic (airing 10:46-10:49am EST) ponders the question, why would God give His only Son for us? Kyle examines John 3:16 and John 15:13 for answers.
On Godsplaining (airing 10:55-11:24am EST), Father Patrick Briscoe and Father Jacob Bertrand Janczyk explore the prefigurement of the Eucharist in the stable in Bethlehem.
On At The Table with Patrick Lencioni (airing 11:27-11:40am EST), Pat, Cody and Tracy want to remind you about the importance of genuine appreciation and gratitude for those who make our jobs, and our lives, easier during this Christmas season.
The Simple Reminder with Pat Lencioni (airing 11:40-11:55am EST) discusses how the devil hates Christmas.
On Outside the Walls (airing 11:58am-1:00pm), Biblical scholar Michael Patrick Barber offers an inspiring look at the Bible’s accounts of Jesus’ birth and the development of the Christmas season, by answering questions like, what does the Bible really say about the birth of Jesus? And, how did the celebration of Christmas become associated with things like Santa Claus and decorated trees?