The Daily Refill for Monday, December 6, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Nicholas; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; and a high school football hero.
On Let Love (airing 7:06-7:42am EST), the Sisters of Live discuss how God calls our names from all of eternity; He calls us in love, to love. Our names draw us into personal identity and mission.
Saint Stories for Kids (airing 7:48-7:57am EST) features the story of St Nicholas, who wanted a way to share what he had with others. He had a great idea…it was just a little unordinary…depending on the time of year.
Catholic Bytes (airing 7:57-8:08am EST) features a discussion on how can we live with the Resurrection in mind, and how this reality shapes your life. Katie Price and Father Conrad also answer the questions: Am I keeping vigil? Am I giving witness to the Resurrection or am I paying more attention to what is now as opposed to what is ahead? What in me needs to be resurrected?
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 8:13-8:18am EST) for Monday, December 6, 2021 are from Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14; and Luke 5:17-26.
The Messy Family Podcast (airing 8:27-9:14am EST) features a discussion on your family’s unique calling. People are searching for purpose, belonging and identity: how do we “share” our family with the world? Well, first we need to make sure we have our own house in order. Examine your family culture, shore up the weak areas, and be intentional about the messages you are sending. The motivation to have a vibrant family culture is so you can take it to the next level and act in the world according to the unique giftedness that your family has been given. We are not all called to serve in the same way — we are all different! When every family discovers their unique giftedness and then uses those gifts to respond to the call that God has put upon their hearts, God can establish His reign in the world.
Do Something Beautiful (airing 9:17-10:01am EST) features a conversation with Eric Genuis, a world-renowned composer, discusses the connections between beauty, music, hope, and our common humanity. Eric and Leah discuss his background and career in music, and his ministry to bringing concerts to prisons. He shares about the profound effect that he has seen the experience of beauty have in the lives of those who “have forgotten what hope felt like”. He also shares his philosophy of being generous with his gifts – believing we should share what we have with the world in the limited time we are given, to make a difference for another.
Renovo (airing 10:07-10:29am EST) features a discussion on Advent, and Christmas trees. Why do we sit around candles and put a tree in our living room every year? You might be surprised where our holiday traditions come from!
Renovo (airing 10:29-10:53am EST) features a discussion on Saint Nick and the Nativity.
On Godsplaining (airing 10:56-11:33am EST), Father Joseph-Anthony Kress and Father Jacob Bertrand Janczyk turn again to St. Joseph, as the year dedicated to him comes to a conclusion on December 8. They also look forward to the Church’s upcoming focus on Eucharistic renewal.
This Monday’s episode of Church Life Today (airing 11:36am-12:21pm EST) features a discussion with Gloria Pervis, who is committed to helping to develop a Catholic response to the sin of racism. The sin of racism disfigures and hides the truth of the human person. The healthy response to sin is conversion, and conversion begins with begging the Lord for healing. That healing, though, provokes and necessitates change. Gloria is well-known for in Catholic media in her capacities as radio host, TV series host and creator, and now as the host of “The Gloria Purvis Podcast” from America Media. Gloria was recently named as the inaugural Pastoral Fellow of the Notre Dame Office of Life and Human Dignity, in the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Through this fellowship she will develop resources for classroom teachers, co-create an online course addressing the theology of racial justice, deliver two public lectures on Notre Dame’s campus, and facilitate a workshop series for pastoral leaders equipping them for dialogue and engagement on issues of social justice. Today she joins me to follow up especially on her first public lecture as part of her fellowship, which bore the title “Racial Justice: Solidarity and the Church’s Call to Action.”
This Monday’s episode of The Sandwich Generation (airing 12:24-1:00pm EST) features a conversation with Father Christopher Lapp, Pastor of St. Joseph Church in Mishawaka, Indiana. As the Year of St. Joseph draws to a close, Father Christopher gives us some advice for keeping this great saint involved with our lives and those our families for years to come.