The Daily Refill for Friday, December 3, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on St. Francis Xavier, The holy hand that baptized more than 700,000 people, Pope’s trip to Cyprus, and 3 Simple words to guide you during Advent.

They That Hope (airing 1:06am-1:42am EST) features Father Dave and Deacon Bob talking about Bob’s first week as a deacon, Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping, decorating the Christmas tree (yes, even the friars do it), and the theme for the first week of Advent, which is … HOPE!

Catholic Sprouts (airing 1:48am-1:57am EST) talks about our Church being timeless.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 2:42-2:46am EST) for Friday, December 3, 2021 are from Isaiah 29:17-24; Psalms 27:1, 4, 13-14; and Matthew 9:27-31.

Living Stones (airing 2:12am-2:39am EST) features Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Ken Hallenius starting a discussion on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s (USCCB) new document titled “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church.”

The Simple Reminder (airing 2:42am to 2:57am) asks why do we wait to turn to God in prayer? Don’t Delay.

Short Catholic (airing 3:03am-3:04am) features a St. Joseph Prayer from Pope Francis, read by Bishop Kevin Rhoades.

Pints with Aquinas (airing 3:07am-5:55am) features story telling, myths, and fairy tales with Sean Fitzpatrick and Matt Fradd.

Doctor Doctor (airing 6:00-7:00am) features ediatrician 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 Monday, 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 9:06-9:20am 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 9:26-9:37am EST) features a special Advent message from Bishop Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 9:42-9:46am 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 9:52-11:11am 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 11:14am-12:36pm 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 12:42-12:52pm 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 12:55-1:12pm 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 1:17-1:46pm 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 1:49-2:23pm 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 2:26-3:00pm 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 Thursday, December 2, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Bibiana; Blessed Ivan; the Supreme Court’s recent review of Roe v. Wade; and the first person with autism to complete an Ironman Triathlon.

Catholic Bytes (airing 3:06-3:17pm EST) features a conversation on reverence for your body. We intuitively understand that our bodies are important. My soul isn’t really me, and my soul isn’t really me, but my body and soul together is what is truly me.

On You Were Born For This with Father John Riccardo (airing 3:23-3:47pm EST), Father John and Mary have a candid conversation about how they think they had the Second Coming of Jesus wrong for most of their lives and why getting clear on it can help us understand our mission as disciples now.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 3:52-3:55pm EST) for Thursday, December 2, 2021 are from Isaiah 26:1-6; Psalms 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; and Matthew 7:21, 24-27.

Godsplaining (airing 4:01-4:38pm EST) features discussions on film and the Marvel movies, as Father Gregory Pine and Father Bonaventure Chapman discuss the Marvel film industry.

Ethics and Culture Cast (airing 4:41-5:16pm EST) features a conversation with Christopher Beha, the author of a memoir, The Whole Five Feet, and the novels Arts & Entertainments and What Happened to Sophie Wilder. His latest novel, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts, was nominated for the 2020 National Book Award. He is also the editor of Harper’s Magazine.

Letters to Women (airing 5:22-6:11pm EST) is a letter to the woman struggling to believe her body is good. Topics covered, with guest Shelby Hirschman (wife, mom, and registered dietitian; also the owner and founder of Good Body Nutrition, LLC—a nutrition counseling company that strives to help women restore relationships with their food, body, and soul) include: Why we struggle as women to believe God when he says that he created our bodies and calls them good; How to find healing in our lives as women when it comes to body image; Why should we let the scale go, and some things we can do as women that can help us be more in tune with our bodies in healthy ways; How to be intentional as parents about fostering healthy relationships with food in our families; Whether body neutrality is a healthy approach to body image for Catholic women; and What to look for when you turn to a professional for help healing from body image wounds and creating a healthy relationship with food.

Speaking with Deacons (airing 6:14-6:52pm EST) shares Deacon Bob Rice’s experiences of his ordination, and he reflects upon the beauty of that rite.

Poco a Poco (airing 6:57-7:53pm EST) features a discussion on finding hope in a hard life. The lived experience of most people is: life is hard. We’re still in this valley of tears. We live it, but might not be relating it in a way that’s helpful… we just drag it around. Enter: Advent. A season of hope and of promises fulfilled. Expectant hope, with confidence that the Lord is good and is at work for our good in our lives—the ultimate hope of heaven and of tears being wiped away. Whatever you’re experiencing—God’s coming. God’s response to our struggle is the gift of himself. He doesn’t promise to solve any problem now and make everything okay, but he promises to give us himself. He wants us to experience peace here and now, not only in the future.

At The Table with Patrick Lencioni (airing 7:56-8:29pm EST) features a conversation from the Working Genius Podcast where, last week, we debriefed some assessment results live!  Our friends Tom and Rosylyn, who own a local business, sit down with Pat and Cody to discuss how their Geniuses show up in both their marriage and their work.

On this Thursday’s episode of Building Through Him (airing 8:32-9:00pm), Mary Jo discusses breaking the slave mentality.