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 2:06-2:20am 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 2:26-2:50am EST) discusses godparents: Where did this idea come from and what is going on in Italy?
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 2:55-3:00am 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 3:06-4:14am 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 4:17-5:44am 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 5:50-6:10am 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 6:13-6:51am 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 6:54-7:25am 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 7:28-8:00am 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.
The Daily Refill for Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features Saint Elizabeth of Hungary; the national Bishop’s meeting; and tips for when a loved one is dying.
From bulldog Catholic (airing 10:06-10:28am EST), Father Mike Schmitz’s homily for Sunday, November 14, 2021 is entitled Always Forward. Never Back. and speaks to obstacles in our daily journey. In that encounter with obstacles, we will be tempted to go back. But it is necessary to ask “what is God asking of me right now?”
Let Love: The Gospel of Life (airing 10:34-11:10am EST) asks, how is God calling you to love? How is He calling you to bring life to this world? Sister Mariae Agnus Dei, SV and Sister Marie Veritas, SV look at the second part of Chapter 4 of The Gospel of Life, and talk about how the love of each person is unique and unrepeatable, and about the different ways that we can let Love build a culture of life in and through us.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 11:15-11:21am EST) for Wednesday, November 17, 2021 are from Second Maccabees 7:1, 20-31; Psalm 17:1bcd, 5-6, 8b and 15; and Luke 19:11-28.
The Gathering Place (airing 11:27am-12:07pm EST) is all about simplicity, and features Leana Bowler talking all about And Hay Became Holy, Advent, and healing.
Ave Explores (airing 12:10-12:42pm EST) features Scott Boyle, associate director of recruitment and formation for the Notre Dame Echo and Notre Dame Vision programs, who discusses how these week-long summer camps at the University of Notre Dame are life-changing experiences for thousands of young people who have learned to share their faith through authentic storytelling and witness.
The Counsel of Trent (airing 12:48-1:11pm EST) is an “open mailbag episode” during which Trent answers his patron’s questions about a wide variety of subjects from theological questions to contempory issues such as Antiochian popes, Santa, Calvinism, crucifix concerns, or pineapple on pizza.
The Paul George Show (airing 1:14-2:10pm EST) discusses topics such as sharks are not goldfish; admitting you’re wrong; and Christ the King.
Pints with Jack (airing 2:15-3:15pm EST) begins a discussion on Chapter 2 of The Four Loves, which is entitled Likings and loves of the sub-human. This chapter will be read over the course of three episodes, and in this episode Lewis examines the subject of pleasure and distinguishes Need-pleasures and Pleasures of Appreciation.
On this week’s episode of Truth in Charity (airing 3:18-4:00pm EST), Bishop Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese discusses kingly prophecies, and Christ the King of the universe.
This week’s episode of Doctor, Doctor (airing 4:00-5:00pm EST) features a discussion on how to make the best of telemedicine visits, with pediatrician Doctor Kathleen Berchelmann, founder of My Catholic Doctor, and psychiatrist and Dominican Sister Marysia Weber.
The Daily Refill for Tuesday, November 16, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features Saint Gertrude the Great, Ratzinger Prizes, and Nightbride’s insight on everyday miracles.
Being Human (airing 5:06-5:30pm EST) features discussions on how to befriend the negative voices in your head; following Jesus’ example in learning how to encounter our negative parts; the downfalls of pop psychology; how Mindfulness helps us become more aware of our interior life; the moral neutrality of Mindfulness; the importance of having an accurate anthropology; and using your imagination to encounter your unconscious.
On The Counsel of Trent (airing 5:36-5:59pm EST), Trent examines an attitude among “non-denominational” Christians that downplays doctrine and says “all that matters is just believing in Jesus.” Trent shows how belief in Jesus must correspond with obedience to Jesus’ commands and that requires sound doctrine.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 6:04-6:10pm EST) for Tuesday, November 16, 2021 are from Second Maccabees 6:18-31; Psalm 3:2-3, 4-5, 6-7; and Luke 19:1-10.
Catholic Sprouts (airing 6:16-6:25pm EST) features a conversation with Christina, this week’s host, providing guidance for parents as daughters prepare for maturity with Christ at the center.
On The Pilgrim Soul (airing 6:25-7:06pm EST), Sofia and Giuliana have a conversation about becoming fully human, through the lens of the lives of the saints. What does a fulfilled humanity look like? What does it mean that the saints were fully human? And how can their prayers and example help us become more truly ourselves?
Abiding Together Podcast (airing 7:09-7:48pm EST) continues the four part series on the identity of sister. They discuss the unique wounds that women often inflict on one another and our own experiences of jealousy, rivalry, and competition, and look at how assumptions can damage relationships and the role of intentional communication and transparency in repairing these wounds.
Ave Spotlight (airing 7:54-8:11pm EST) is entitled Can Catholics Party? Partying with friends can sometimes lead to behaviors that are unhealthy and harmful. Campus minister Mari Pablo shares tips to help fellow Catholics create a community of support, accountability, and holiness.
Pints with Aquinas (airing 8:14-9:16pm EST) features a discussion with Benjamin Handelman on how to become Catholic.
The Word on Fire Show (airing 9:21-9:49pm EST) reconciles modern psychiatry with faith in God. Modern psychiatry tends to downplay spirituality, but Bishop Barron and Brandon discuss a new Scientific American article suggesting that “Psychiatry Needs to Get Right with God.” The author explains how belief in God is associated with significantly better treatment outcomes for many patients, and therefore patients should have the option to include spirituality in their treatment. And, a listener asks, where does one go to get the Catholic Church’s official interpretation of Scripture?
Ave Explores (airing 9:52-10:33pm EST) features Chris Padgett, internationally known Catholic speaker and author, discussing how evangelization begins and ends with an authentic witness to the ways Jesus has changed your life. He says stories and humor are especially important when trying to help people encounter the Lord.
This week’s episode of Morning Jolt (airing 10:36-11:00pm) is an encore presentation of Sister Ignatia and Sister Maria Gemma explaining how to discuss topics of gender and sexuality with truth and charity.