The Daily Refill for November 29, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Our Lady of Beauraing, vision of the Golden Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary; the Catholic community helping people recover from the Waukesha parade trauma; and an engineer who converted to Catholicism during construction of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio.
The Popecast (airing 2:06-2:20am EST) features a pope who kept his head down and worked tirelessly for the good of Christendom. But in an age where secular rulers used the papacy as their plaything, he refused to be anyone’s puppet, and ended up paying the ultimate price. And what’s more, everyone though he was a bad pope until not all that long ago – Pope John X.
Truth In Charity (airing 2:26-2:37am EST) features a special Advent message from Bishop Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 2:42-2:46am EST) for Monday, November 29, 2021 are from Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9; and Matthew 8:5-11.
The Messy Family Podcast (airing 2:52-4:11am EST) features a conversation about the Bible and your family, with Jeff and Emily Cavins. Jeff is the author of the Bible Timeline, the tool behind the hit podcast “The Bible in a Year” with Fr. Mike Schmitz. Jeff and his wife Emily have studied, taught, and led thousands of people into a deeper relationship with the Word of God through their books, talks, and guided tours. They discuss teaching scripture to our children and learning why it is so important that parents do this.
Pints with Aquinas (airing 4:14-5:36am EST) features Father Louis, a Catholic Priest from Haiti, who sits down to talk about life in Haiti, the history of the Haitian people, exorcising vudu spirits, encountering deep faith in poverty, and the inspiring strength of the Haitian Church.
On The Simple Reminder with Pat Lencioni (airing 5:42-5:52am EST), Pat and Beau discuss the difference between empathy and sympathy, and how suffering allows us to better understand the pain of others.
On Saint Dymphna’s playbook (airing 5:55-6:12am EST), Tommy talks about Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of November, introduces listeners to Saint Agnes of Assisi, and answers listener questions about how the experience of trauma might impact our ability to meditate on the wounds of Christ, how to know when we might need medication for anxiety, and how to respond when our parish hands out a pamphlet that gets it wrong on suicide.
On Godsplaining (airing 6:17-6:46am EST), Father Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, Father Gregory Pine, and Father Patrick Briscoe as they discuss the readings for the first Sunday of Advent in the year 2021.
This Monday’s episode of Church Life Today (airing 6:49-7:23am EST) features the words of Servant of God, Sr. Thea Bowman. She encountered the Gospel not just in the words but also in the actions of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration who came from Wisconsin down to Thea’s hometown of Canton, Mississippi and created new opportunities for education, for healthcare, for respect and dignity for Thea and other young black people like her in the segregated south of the early 20th Century. She was so attracted to the Gospel she found in these sisters that she joined them. The Word of God took root in the heart and mind, the imagination and the cultural history of Thea Bowman. Now, more than 30 years after her death, her cause for canonization is underway, and she shows a new generation of Catholics and Americans what it means to be fully alive in the Gospel. As part of the annual Saturdays with the Saints lecture series through the McGrath Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame, Kayla August presented on the life and witness of Sr. Thea and talks about this remarkable woman, this servant of God, this witness to Christ’s life in an especially American context. Kayla herself is a doctoral student in theology and ministry at Boston College. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she served in Campus Ministry at the University of Notre Dame, and also as a rector for one of or woman’s residence halls. Kayla is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.
This Monday’s episode of The Sandwich Generation (airing 7:26-8:00am EST) is an encore presentation of a conversation with Father Eric Cruz. He was born and raised in the Bronx, the youngest of six to a mother who emigrated from Puerto Rico. He fulfilled a childhood dream of graduating from the University of Notre Dame and being ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. He recounts his mother’s nurturing of his vocation, and his later care for her in her old age – amidst the pressures of living in the capital of the world.
The Daily Refill for Wednesday, December 1, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Blessed Charles de Foucauld, India’s first lay martyr who will be canonized on May 15th; Pope Francis’ first flight on Italy’s new airline, ITA; and thoughts for overwhelmed moms.
From bulldogCatholic, Father Mike Schmitz’s Sunday Homily (airing 10:06-10:25am EST)) from Sunday, November 28, 2021: Too often, we want to love the way we have been created to love. But we find ourselves incapable of loving this way. Not because we aren’t willing or because we don’t want to…but because our lives are simply too full. We have no room to love.
The Student of the Month (airing 10:31-10:45am EST) for December 2021 is Olivia VanMeter, from South Bend, Indiana’s Riley High School. VanMeter isn’t just a swimmer at Riley High School. The Wildcat senior is also drum major in the school band, President of the Student Council, Secretary of the National Honor Society, Sports Editor of the school newspaper and she is ranked #1 in her senior class. As a parishioner at St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend, VanMeter is an alter server and Eurcharistic Minister.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 10:50-10:54am EST) for Wednesday, December 1, 2021 are from Isaiah 25:6-10a; Psalm 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; and Matthew 15:29-37.
Let Love: The Gospel of Life (airing 11:00-11:39am EST) discusses relationships. We all want to be in relationship, to love and be loved. If you boil down what it means to actually live The Gospel of Life, it is this: to enter every situation asking, “What does love look like here?” In this episode, Sister Mariae Agnus Dei, SV and Sister Marie Veritas, SV talk about how to live fruitful, vulnerable relationship, how action follows being, and how we can confidently let the gaze of the Father’s Love transform and redeem every circumstance.
Ave Explores (airing 11:42am-12:05pm EST) features a conversation with Sarah Swafford, who says it is important to slow down and embrace peacefulness and simplicity as we enter Advent. Reflecting on watchfulness—the first of the four weekly themes in Adore—Swafford said she has learned to do less so that she can watch for ways the Lord might surprise us during the season.
The Feminine Genius Podcast (airing 12:11-12:49pm EST) discusses embracing femininity through wrestling: “Wrestling is what allowed me to come into my own and embrace who I am as a woman, and appreciate my body in the way that God made it.” Alexandria Glaudé didn’t seek out wrestling at first. In her words, “God wanted her to wrestle.” She started wrestling in high school and quickly excelled in the sport, and has her sights set on wrestling for Team USA in the Olympics. Through the sport of wrestling and her biracial identity, she’s come to learn a lot about herself, her femininity, and the ways God is calling on her to set the world on fire. In this episode, Alexandria talks about how God brought her into the sport of wrestling, how she’s seen her femininity flourish within the sport, and how her multi-faceted identity puts her in a unique position to evangelize to those in the margins.
The Paul George Show (airing 12:52-1:47pm EST) discusses blowtorch porch cleaning, Santa’s finger, couch cabbage, and Advent.
Pints with Jack (airing 1:52-2:49pm EST) features two Americans and an Englishman discussing patriotism.
This Wednesday’s episode of Truth in Charity (airing 2:52-4:00pm EST) with Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese discusses the just-concluded fall meeting of the United States’ Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB). Bishop gives us a behind-the-scenes peek into the Eucharistic Document’s overwhelming passage and other meeting highlights, including the possible canonization of three Americans and changes to the priestly formation program.
Doctor, Doctor (airing 4:00pm-5:00pm) features pediatrician Dr. Michelle Stanford from Aurora, CO talking about the best practices to get healthy sleep for children from newborns to teenagers. She covers what the evidence says about attachment parenting vs. sleep training, different options for parents to try to fix sleep problems, and the factors that are most important for making sure children get the best sleep possible.
The Daily Refill for Tuesday, November 30, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Andrew; Sister Gloria and her kidnapping; and Nightbride’s recent small miracle.
Being Human with Dr. Greg Bottaro (airing 5:06-5:25pm EST) discusses a variety of topics, including applying internal family systems to your external family and relationships; the roots of internal family systems theory and “parts work”; how Catholic Mindfulness makes space for internal family systems; learning to “sit with discomfort” and why it’s important for relationships; listening first to ourselves and then to others; the importance of curiosity and compassion in approaching others; and how having self-compassion opens the door to loving our neighbor well.
Bishop Baron’s Sermons (airing 5:31-5:46pm EST) discusses how, in the context of a high school religion class, a very wise Benedictine nun gave me a template for understanding Advent that I’ve never forgotten. It is simply that Advent calls to mind three “comings” of Christ: the first in history, the second now, and the third at the end of time. Meditating upon each of these is a helpful preparation for the holy season upon which we are embarking.
Catholic Bytes (airing 5:46-5:56pm EST) features a discussion on meeting Jesus in our brokenness. What is Jesus’ response to the parts of us we aren’t proud of, the parts that are broken? This episode dives into the personal prayer life of guest Katie Race and host Father Conrad to discuss how to meet Jesus in our brokenness.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 6:01-6:05pm EST) for Tuesday, November 30, 2021 are from Romans 10:9-18; Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11; and Matthew 4:18-22.
The Gathering Place (airing 6:11-6:44pm EST) discusses returning to a simpler life and a simpler time, returning to the basics to create more space for the Lord.
The Abiding Together Podcast (airing 6:47-7:32pm EST) features an interview with with Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, who relates the story of his amazing ministry Mary’s Meals. Magnus shares how a personal conversion at Medjugorje led him to helping refugees in Bosnia, and how meeting a child named Edward in Malawi was the beginning of feeding 2 million children a day.
In Ave Spotlight (airing 7:38-8:03pm EST), Sister Dolores Carmel Benitez shares her story of discernment and how she responded to God’s call: discernment can be both a blessing and a challenge.
Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World (airing 8:06-8:53pm EST) features Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live asking Jimmy Akin more weird questions from listeners, including whether Indy would have died opening the Ark; was Emily Blunt murdering Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow; where did Jesus Y chromosome come from; and more.
The Word on Fire Show (airing 8:58-9:30pm EST) continues their series on how to understand Genesis by discussing Abraham and Isaac. Learn about these two pivotal figures in salvation history, and hear the answer to a listener question: where can I learn more about God’s non-competitive transcendence?
Outside the Walls (airing 9:33-10:29pm EST) features a discussion with Shannon K. Evans, the author of Rewilding Motherhood. Drawn from the contemplative Catholic tradition and Evans’s own parenting experience, Rewilding Motherhood helps women deepen their connection to God through practices inherent to the life they’re living now. Topics include work-life balance, identity, solitude, patience, household work, and mission for the common good. Throughout, Evans encourages women to see motherhood as an opportunity to discover a vibrant feminine spirituality and a deeper knowledge of God and self.
This Tuesday’s episode of Morning Jolt (airing 10:32-11:00pm EST) is an encore presentation of Sister Ignatia’s conversation with Father Gabriel Emmanuel, CFR, about Damascus Missions.