The Daily Refill for Thursday, December 9, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Juan Diego; a Catholic Diocese in Ohio that is boycotting Wendy’s to support local farmers; and a hero at an Oxford high school.

On They That Hope (airing 7:06-7:40am EST), Father Dave and Deacon Bob discuss taking kids to sporting events, the tragedy in Michigan, preparing for Christmas, and what “peace” really means.

Catholic Sprouts (airing 7:46-7:55am EST) continues to discuss praying as a family this Christmas season, with the Christmas Octave: The Joy of the Incarnatinon.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 8:00-8:03am EST) for Thursday, December 9, 2021 are from Isaiah 41:13-20; Psalms 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab; and Matthew 11:11-15;

Poco a Poco (airing 8:12-8:53am EST) discusses that, as a people and a Church, we have a common patrimony and inheritance of promises kept. Over time, salvation history involves real people and real stories—God breaks into history. Think Elizabeth and Zachariah, Simeon, or Anna. We are part of this story, living in salvation history. We must remember that God has been faithful to us, and use that memory to stay. God can’t fulfill his promises to us if we leave. The saints we look to had their own struggles and their own trials, and the Lord was faithful to them. It was a faithfulness that satisfied something in their own lives, but there’s also a way in which it bore fruit such that we’re recipients of the fruitfulness of these people. There might be something that the Lord’s doing in our lives that is also going to be fruitful for other people we meet. Other people will inherit this.

On Letters to Women (airing 8:56-9:35am EST), Emily Tate discusses being intentional with our Advent, our gift giving, and our traditions in this season. Many of us are blessed with memories of just really perfect gifts that were given to us. In a season where it’s easy to get caught up in the to-do list aspect of gift giving, or the commercialized gift giving we find ourselves in, this  conversation with Emily was so refreshing and such a fun way to start this Advent season. If you are staring at a list of people who you want to give a gift to this Christmas and wondering how to honor those friendships and relationships well with an intentional gift, sister, this letter is for you. Other topics include: What inspired Emily to found Pillar and Pearl; The joy that Emily finds in collaborating with Catholic artisans and other Catholic women who curate boxes for Pillar and Pearl; Emily’s tips for intentional gift giving and knowing the temperaments of those you love; Creating your own family traditions; and the joy of remembering intentional gifts that were given to you.

Thinking Faith: The Catholic Podcast (airing 9:41-10:12am EST) is Part 1 of a 2-Part series featuring Doctor André Polaniecki from Holy Cross College at the University of Notre Dame discussing the Catholic Faith, athletics, health, and building virtue through sports.

Thinking Faith: The Catholic Podcast (airing 10:15-10:49am EST) is Part 2 of a 2-Part series featuring Doctor André Polaniecki from Holy Cross College at the University of Notre Dame discussing the Catholic Faith, athletics, health, and building virtue through sports.

On Living Stones (airing 10:54-11:22am EST), Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Ken Hallenius continue their discussion on the USCCB’s new document titled “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church.”

On At the Table with Patrick Lencioni (airing 11:25-11:39am EST), Pat and Cody discuss their own recent experiences with virtual leadership: the positive, the negative, and the unexpected.

Catholic Games (airing 11:39am-12:01pm EST) features author Shaun McAfee, who plays a game about Saints who are the patrons of something health or sickness related.

The Exodus 90 Show (airing 12:04-1:00pm EST) asks, and answers, the question: is time in prayer worth it? Feeling like you can avoid going to the chapel to pray today because the calendar shows that there’s a tomorrow? One encounter with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist could change your life forever. A daily encounter with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist will change your life—and the lives of those around you—forever. This episode features Andrew Nobauer of Canada based collegiate ministry, Catholic Christian Outreach. He shares not only his experience of Exodus 90, but also his experience of conversion after an encounter he had with our Lord in the Eucharist. Then in the fervorino we get real practical on why we should be praying for an hour every day as men.