The Daily Refill for Tuesday, December 7, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Ambrose; Pope Francis’ return from Greece; and a social media lesson.
CNA Newsroom (airing 7:06-7:36am EST) takes a look at why the season of Advent should be celebrated – even in the darkest times.
Catholic author Kendra Tierney shares how her family celebrates the Advent season at home, and how you can celebrate at home too. The story of Father Alfred Delp, a German Jesuit who clung to the hope of Advent despite his imprisonment, and execution, by the Nazis during World War II will be shares, as well as the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols, with some beautiful music by the choir at Wyoming Catholic College.
Catholic Sprouts (airing 7:42-7:51am EST) features a discussion on the only place to receive True Forgiveness. Keep praying as a Family into the Christmas Season with our new devotional for the Christmas Octave: The Joy of the Incarnation, which will keep you singing and praying all season long.
Ave Spotlight (airing 7:51-8:11am EST) features a conversation on Servant of God Thea Bowman–a renowned Black Catholic evangelizer, teacher, writer, and singer–who continues to inspire many people more than two decades after her death. Chenele talks with Karianna Frey, editor of We Are Beloved: 30 days with Thea Bowman, about what can learn from this holy woman.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 8:16-8:20am EST) for Tuesday, December 7, 2021 are from Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalms 96:1-2, 3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13; and Matthew 18:12-14.
On The Pilgrim Soul (airing 8:29-9:05am EST), Giuliana and Sofia have a conversation about work: Is it possible to live your work as a gift instead of a burden? How can work become a place of encounter? What steps can we take to transform the way we approach our work?
The Abiding Together Podcast (airing 9:08-9:38am EST) continues their four part Advent series revisiting the women Doctors of the Church with a discussion on praise through the life of St. Hildegard of Bingen. They discuss the value of praise, speaking the truth about who God is and who we are and reflect on how all creation was made to praise the Creator; chat about Advent as a particular time to create space to hear God’s voice and the unique ways each of us enter into praise of God; and pray you would hear the voice of God over you and join in the joyful praise of all creation.
Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World (airing 9:44-11:01am EST) is a bonus episode originally for Patrons, who are given the opportunity to ask Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli their mysterious questions and make them available exclusively to Patrons first and then later to the whole audience in a special bonus release like this one. Topics include Post-Apocalyptic Polygamy, Bell Witch, Troy, Lying, Sports in Heaven, Resurrected Kidneys, and more.
Ethics and Culture Cast (airing 11:06-11:45am EST) features a conversation with Vicki Thorn, a certified trauma counselor and spiritual director, who started Project Rachel while working in the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Since the first training workshop for a small group of attendees in 1984, the ministry has expanded to the majority of dioceses across the United States and more than 25 additional countries around the world. Now overseen by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Project Rachel is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priest confessors, mental health professionals, spiritual directors, medical professionals and others who provide ongoing, one-on-one, confidential post-abortion care.
The Word on Fire Show (airing 11:48am-1:00pm EST) features a recent talk Bishop Barron presented on the importance of not dumbing down the faith as we engage in religious education. Young people enjoy asking about and discussing the big questions, from God’s existence, to how to be a good and moral person, to the problem of suffering. A disconnect takes place when we meet these intellectual questions with watered-down catechesis. Instead, we must remember the central teachings of Christianity. We must present the fullness of truth, the reality of the Incarnation, and the good news of grace.