The Daily Refill for Friday, December 31, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on the Feast of the Holy Innocents; when the twelve Days of Christmas are; and five quotes from Pope Francis’ Christmas Letter to families.
Bishop Baron’s Sermons (airing 7:06-7:21am EST) discusses if science is opposed to faith. The supposed warfare between religion and science is assumed by a lot of young people who disaffiliate from the Church today. But the Magi followed both science and religion, and on the basis of their calculations, journeyed to present Christ with gifts. Their science didn’t lead them away from God but led them toward faith.
Renovo (airing 7:26-7:48am EST) features a discussion on symbols and the Sign of the Cross, answering questions such as, what were the symbols of early Christianity and their meaning? And, where did the Sign of the Cross come from?
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 7:54-7:58am EST) for Friday, December 31, 2021 are from First John 2:18-21; Psalms 96:1-2, 11-12, 13; and John 1:1-18.
On Saint Dymphna’s playbook (airing 8:07-8:25am EST), Tommy talks about the new mental health startup led by Simone Biles, introduces listeners to Saint Sabbas, and answers listener questions about how to find peace when we still haven’t found our vocation, how to know when a spouse isn’t interested in rebuilding a relationship, and how to work through irrational and baseless fears about our spouse cheating on us.
Ave Spotlight (airing 8:25-8:50am EST) features a conversation with psychologist Julia Sadusky, who discusses what she has learned about gender identity through her research and clinical practice. Sadusky shares helpful tips on talking about gender, and most importantly, on how to listen well. She helps to answer the question, how can we walk with loved ones struggling with gender dysphoria and stay true to the Catholic faith?
Blessed is She (airing 8:53-9:27am EST) features a discussion on the importance of slowing down, and paying attention to your life. Have you been feeling the pressure to get it all done, figure it all out, do it all perfectly – even in prayer? You weren’t made for stress and overly committed schedules, you were made for rest. And if you’ve been feeling exhausted, discouraged, or frazzled, consider this your sign to scale back all of the doing and learn to just be.
Cordial Catholic (airing 9:32-10:54am EST) features a conversation with author, podcaster, and Catholic convert Haley Stewart to talk about her experience converting to Catholicism. On a search for a liturgically minded church, and through reading the Early Church Fathers, Haley and her husband Daniel, became interested and then deeply immersed in the Catholic Church. Their story is one of starting a family, finding a new faith, and the challenges and graces that come as a result of trusting in Christ, and the journey.
Building Through Him (airing 11:03-11:55am EST) features the speech given by Meg Hunter-Kilmer at the 2021 Kingdom Builders Conference.
Doctor, Doctor (airing 12:00-1:00pm EST) features anesthesiologist Dr. Bill Perez, who gives an inside look at what it’s like to put people to sleep, including why he chose the field, the most rewarding and most difficult aspects of his work, the biggest misconceptions, and how his faith has been his guide.