The Daily Refill for Monday, November 15, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features a Saint and Science, a Guinness-recording holding baby, and wisdom from Dostoevsky.
Bishop Baron’s Sermons (airing 7:06-7:20am EST) from November 10, 2021 discusses something dark, threatening, and a little bit dire about the Gospel reading today, but through it, we see that death is not the final word. We’ve listened to the noise of the world for long enough, and now we need a new spiritual guide to lead us out of our complacency: Jesus.
Renovo (airing 7:26-7:50am EST) discusses godparents: Where did this idea come from and what is going on in Italy?
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 7:55-8:00am EST) for Monday. November 15, 2021 are from First Maccabees 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63; Psalm 119:53, 61, 134, 150, 155, 158; and Luke 18:35-43.
The Messy Family Podcast (airing 8:06-9:14am EST) discusses the art of hosting, and how to overcome hostess anxiety. All of us need community and having people in your home is a great way to make them feel loved and to experience a little bit of heaven. The reality is that we all need to practice hospitality, but not everyone has been trained how to be a good host! After giving some inspiration, we go through some practical tips that we have found over the past 30 years for entertaining large groups, small groups, people with kids, or a group of couples. Getting together is worth it!
Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World (airing 9:17-10:44am EST) features a discussion on life on Mars. For centuries, people have wondered whether there is life on Mars and NASA’s 1970s-era rovers seemed to prove there was, but then doubts arose. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at whether there is life on Mars, how it would have got there, and what it would be like.
On Saint Dymphna’s Playbook (airing 10:50-11:10am EST), Tommy talks about the differences between therapy and spiritual direction, introduces listeners to Blessed Stanley Rother, and answers listener questions about how the faith relates to Overeaters Anonymous, how to approach confession when it leaves us feeling like we did something wrong, and how to understand mental health and marital harmony in the context of the Church’s teaching on Natural Family Planning.
On Godsplaining (airing 11:13-11:51am EST), join Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Bonaventure Chapman as they discuss the work and wisdom of the author of Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh.
On this week’s episode of Church Life Today (airing 11:54am-12:25pm EST): Praying for the dead. This is a spiritual work of mercy, but does it really do anything? Do our prayers matter to the dead? Do the dead matter to us? Prof. John Cavadini talks with us about his own practice of praying for the dead, the love of Christ poured out for us, and our communion with the dead in the Eucharist. Yes, these are theological matters, but they are also matters of devotion, of grieving, of longing, and of hope.
This week’s episode of The Sandwich Generation (airing from 12:28-1:00pm EST) is an encore episode from March 1, 2021. Elisabeth Sullivan of the Institute of Catholic Liberal Education, and Prof. Kirk Doran, economics professor at the University of Notre Dame, discuss the growing popularity of Classic Catholic Education; a unique opportunity to help our children flourish in the coming years.