The Daily Refill for Wednesday, December 8, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on the Immaculate Conception; vaccination mandates in New York City public schools; and Mother Mary and Paul McCartney.

Being Human (airing 7:06-7:26am EST) features conversations on these topics: the different types of addictions; limitations of the medical model in treating addictions; strengths and weaknesses of 12-step programs; the influences of Protestant theology in addictions work and how this differs from a Catholic anthropology; the importance of recognizing our core identity as a son or daughter of God; and human beings as body-soul composites.

Catholic Sprouts (airing 7:26-7:35am EST) helps you to kep 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.

On You Were Born for This with Father John Riccardo (airing 7:41-8:07am EST), Father John and Mary apply the biblical truth that “the enemy is the enemy” to what’s happening in our country right now around the abortion issue.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 8:12-8:19am EST) for Wednesday, December 8, 2021 are from Genesis 3:9-15, 20; Psalms 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; and Luke 1:26-38.

Ave Explores (airing 8:28-8:43am EST) features a conversation with Heather Khym, cohost of the Abiding Together podcast, who helps us understand what preparedness really means during Advent: creating a heart that accepts God’s promises long after the season.

Catholic Bytes (airing 8:43-8:53am EST) examines Mary as a warrior woman. Mary has many titles, but Warrior Woman is not a very common one. Mary is indeed a warrior woman, and this image of her is developed throughout the Old Testament.

The Feminine Genius Podcast (airing 8:56-9:30am EST) features a conversation with Sophia Lebano, and her response to hearing loss. “[Hearing loss] was something that became positive for me, knowing that whatever I was given, I would find a way through God’s grace, obviously, to transform it into something good.” As a girl growing up with progressive hearing loss, didn’t always feel supported. Through a number of trials and moving schools, Sophia found that the one constant in her life was God and her faith, and she knew that to get through the challenges she would need to surrender everything to Him. God heard her prayer, and this sparked Sophia’s life mission to spread the Gospel and advocate for those with hearing loss. Sophia talks about her conviction in the Catholic faith, her work as an entrepreneur and the host of the podcast Hear and Now, and the movements of the Holy Spirit in her life.

The Paul George Show (airing 9:36-10:32am EST) features  a fugitive reindeer, and how Jesus was enough for Saint Andrew.

On Beyond Damascus (airing 10:35-11:28am EST), Brad, Dan, and Aaron discuss principles for discerning vocation.

Follow To Lead (airing 11:33am-12:20pm EST) features a conversation with with Rhonda Gruenewald, the Founder of Vocation Ministry. and often referred to as the “Vocation Lady.” She is a passionate convert to Catholicism and a former high school English teacher. Through Vocation Ministry, Rhonda has worked with more than 6,000 vocation promoters and ministries nationwide, presenting informational workshops to deacons, priests, religious, and laity on how to establish or revive a vocation ministry.

On this Wednesday’s episode of Truth in Charity (airing 12:23-1:00pm EST), Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese discusses what we did as a diocese to celebrate the end of the Year of Saint Joseph, and what we can learn from Saint Joseph moving forward.