From Monday’s Daily Refill, hear about Sts. Joachim and Anne, Pope Francis’ message about how God multiplies our small gifts, and some ideas for honoring our elderly and how we can learn about their lives.
In Bishop Barron’s Sermon (airing 2:06-2:21am ET), hear about how John’s account of the multiplication of the loads helps us better appreciate the miracle we partake in at every Mass.
In Short Catholic from The Kyle Heimann Show (airing 2:27-2:30am ET), Kyle Heimann reflects on praying for our enemies.
In the readings for today (airing 2:35-2:39am ET), hear from Exodus 32, Psalm 106, and Matthew 13.
In You Were Born for This (airing 2:45-3:09am ET), Fr. John and Mary talk about two grace-filled apostolates that offer practical prayerful support for our priestly brothers.
In The Pilgrim Soul Podcast (airing 3:12-3:50am ET), Damian Bacich joins Giuliana on the podcast to discuss education. What does it mean that education is introducing someone to reality, and not just teaching information? What can we do when someone rejects or refuses the truth that we offer? Have we learned something from the pandemic that can help us take the risk of education in a more human way?
In Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World (airing 3:57-5:30am ET), Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine one ghost story from the US/Mexico border and what could explain it.
In Being Human (airing 5:33-6:07am ET), Dr. Greg Bottaro talks about what everyone gets wrong about St. Joseph.
In Good and Decent (airing 6:12-6:42am ET), Sara and Javi muse on people who exude generosity in their daily lives and what we can learn from them.
Church Life Today (airing 6:45-7:27am ET), we are developing a mini-series here on Church Life Today about the relationship with our beloved dead. We’re talking about death, grief, longing, hope, and a lot more. This is connected to a project I myself am working on between the McGrath Institute for Church Life, where I work, and Ave Maria Press, which is a book on this topic. Animating that project are questions like “Where do our beloved dead go? How do they live? And what does this all mean for us, who remain?” I have been talking with people about their experiences of the death of loved ones and their desire for communion with them. I’m not recording all of these conversations, but I have asked a couple people—and maybe I’ll ask more––if they would be willing to record an episode for our show so that you can listen in, too. This is the second of those episodes, the first of which appeared under the title “Heaven in the Midst of Death.” My guest today is my friend Stephanie DePrez, a professional opera singer, a comedian, a voice coach, an artist. I’m so grateful to her for her willingness to talk with us today about her mom, Susie DePrez, and her own grief, desire, and hope.
The Sandwich Generation (airing 7:30-8:00am ET)
From Wednesday’s Daily Refill, hear about Bl. Stanley Rother, the Olympic Gold Medal-winner who thanked her friends for praying and displayed her Miraculous Medal, plus some ideas for keeping peaceful hearts as Catholics.
In Saint Dymphna’s Playbook (airing 10:06-10:26am ET), Tommy talks about the potential link between depression and social media, introduces listeners to Saint Rose Venerini, and answers listener questions about coping with anxiety and depression in the context of defending Church teaching, how to work through procrastination, and the idea of healing through deliverance prayer.
In You Were Born for This (airing 10:32-11:03am ET), Fr. John and Mary welcome Msgr. James Shea, President of University of Mary and discuss the true purpose of Catholic education.
In the readings for today (airing 11:08-11:11am ET), hear from Exodus 34, Psalm 99, and Matthew 13.
In The Burrowshire Podcast (airing 11:16am-12:26pm ET), Fr. Blake and Brandon talk about the Disney Renaissance (aka The Disney Decade), lasting from 1989-1999, and examine the religious themes of four Disney films: Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
In The Gathering Place (airing 12:29-1:08pm ET), Jenna and Beth talk about how to activate a mission mindset and be an ambassador for Christ.
In Godsplaining (airing 1:14-1:45pm ET), Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Patrick Briscoe discuss the mystery of sin and how to sort out what’s mortal and what’s venial.
In Speaking with Deacons (airing 1:48-2:35pm ET), Deacons Steve, Michael, and Vic Puscas share how they heard the call to become deacons and gave some great advice for my own diaconal formation.
In Poco a Poco (airing 2:39-3:12pm ET), the friars begin a new series focusing on the Heart of God.
Truth in Charity (airing 3:15-4:00pm ET), we’ll soon celebrate a newly expanded feast day…what used to be the Feast of St. Martha is now the Feast of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. Find out more about this story featuring the raising of Lazarus from the dead and other miracle stories that reveal the identity of Jesus. Listener-submitted questions:
* After receiving First Communion, is there a limited amount of time before you should receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? If someone is never confirmed but still regularly attending Mass, can they be married in the Church?
* Has Bishop read or heard of the book: “A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward” by Ralph Martin (a seminary professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit? It was published on October 22, 2020. Does he have any reflections/comments on the book? If not, I simply want to say: Thank you and God bless you, Bishop, on your continued work for the flock of Christ, and specifically for your interview with OSV on your work regarding the USCCB’s upcoming letter on the Eucharist. I am sharing this interview with others, as much as I can, to spring hope in all our hearts!
*Do you have a favorite secular holiday? (July 4th, New Year’s Thanksgiving, etc) And why so?
In Doctor, Doctor (airing 4:00-5:00pm ET), Pediatrician and medical ethicist Dr. Ashley Fernandes from Ohio State University talks about the role of conscience in healthcare for both physicians and patients, why conscience protection is so important for quality care, and answers common objections in today’s healthcare environment that say providers should put their beliefs and values aside.
In Renovo (airing 5:06-5:35pm ET), Doug Tooke talks about the difference between the Theology of Martin Luther and modern Lutheranism.
In Catholic Cafe (airing 5:41-6:09pm ET), Leah Jacobson, founder and CEO of the Guiding Star Project and author of “Wholistic Feminism,” joins us to discuss feminism, gender ideology, and realizing the gift of our bodies.
In the readings for today (airing 6:13-6:19pm ET), hear from Exodus 33, Psalm 103, and Matthew 13.
In Ave Spotlight (airing 6:25-6:55pm ET), Dr. Monique Ruberu, a pro-life Ob/Gyn, answers submitted questions on women’s health, Natural Family Planning, and contraception. Ruberu shares a wealth of information to empower women and enhance the love of spouses.
In Catholic Games from the Kyle Heimann Show (airing 6:58-7:15pm ET), Taylor Schroll from Forte Catholic plays a game about loud things. I think we set a record for the most amount of laughter in an episode.
In Catholic Sprouts (airing 7:20-7:28pm ET), Nancy Bandzuch talks about the Fourth Beatitude.
In Pints with Jack (airing 7:31-8:30pm ET), Dr. Brian Williams came on the show to talk about how C.S. Lewis can be used as pre-evangelism for a post-Christian World.
In The Daughters’ Project (airing 8:34-9:21pm ET), Natalie Alfaro Frazier, one of the contributors to A Place to Belong: Letters to Catholic Women, talks about restorative justice.
In The Word on Fire Show (airing 9:24-10:35pm ET), Dr. Jason Blakely talks to Bishop Barron and Jared Zimmerer about his new book “We Built Reality: How Social Science Infiltrated Culture, Politics, and Power,” including hermeneutics, economics, and more.
In Morning Jolt (airing 10:38-11:00pm ET), Sister Ignatia sits down with Sister Petra to explain the key differences between secular healthcare and Catholic healthcare.