The Daily Refill for Friday, November 19, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features Saint Mechtilde; the U.S. Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, Indiana; and four words to ask.
Ave Explores (airing 1:06-1:36am EST) features guest Jonathan Blevins, founder and CEO of Little Flower Media, who discusses his switch from sharing the faith through parish ministry to evangelizing with gaming on the streaming platform Twitch. By embracing gamers and hosting conversations about faith online, Blevins has opened up a new area of evangelization for the Church.
Catholic Sprouts (airing 1:42-1:50am EST) features a conversation with Christina, this week’s host, providing guidance for parents as daughters prepare for maturity with Christ at the center.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 1:55-1:59am EST) for Friday, November 19, 2021 are from First Maccabees 4:3-37, 52-59; First Chronicles 29:10bcd, 11abc, 11d-12a, 12bcd; and Luke 19:45-48.
Speaking With Deacons (airing 2:05-2:35am EST) features a conversation with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, who shares his call to the diaconate and explains what it means for a deacon to embrace a life of serving others.
Pints with Aquinas (airing 3:07-5:54am EST) discusses the new approach to education, with Steven Rummelsburg.
This week’s episode of Doctor, Doctor (airing 6:00-7:00am 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 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 9:06-9:20am 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 9:26-9:50am EST) discusses godparents: Where did this idea come from and what is going on in Italy?
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 9:55-10:00am 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 10:06-11:14am 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 11:17am-12:44pm 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 12:50-1:10pm 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 1:13-1:51pm 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 1:54-2:25pm 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 2:28-3:00pm 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.
The Daily Refill for Thursday, November 18, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, the woman who prays always; Italy’s national day of prayer for abuse victims; and the Liverpool cab driver who prevented a bombing.
On They That Hope (airing 3:06-3:40pm EST), Father Dave and Bob talk about Top Gun, the U.S. Bishops’ Conference (where Bob is recording from), and the feast of Christ the King.
You Were Born for This with Father John Riccardo (airing 3:46-4:06pm EST) features Father John and Mary talking about the amazing power of God in us that most of us fail to tap into.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 4:11-4:16pm EST) for Thursday, November 18, 2021 are from First Maccabees 2:15-29; Psalm 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15; and Luke 19:41-44.
Outside the Walls (airing 4:22-5:18pm EST) features a discussion with the Most Rev. William A. Wack, CSC, Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, who recently released a beautiful pastoral letter entitled Sharing the Gift. They discuss the letter, to dispel misconceptions about evangelization, and to look with hope and joy at this task set before us all.
On Living Stones (airing 5:21-5:48pm EST), Deacon Harold and Ken Hallenius continue the conversation with their friend and author Paul Senz, as they discuss his book as well as Marian apparitions, and the context for the events at Fatima.
Letters to Women (airing 5:54-6:38pm EST) is a letter to the woman apologizing for her home. If a friend asks if she can swing by on short notice, do you spend the short window of time that you have before she arrives cramming papers in the kitchen cabinets, panic vacuuming, yelling at your kids to clean up their piles of stuff? Then, when your friend walks in the door, do you apologize for your home? People don’t come to your home to critique the laundry pile, the dirty dishes, or the undusted baseboards, but to visit with you. Being truly hospitable (not clean, not perfect, not Instagram-worthy) is the antidote to home apologies. Amanda Weeder is the creator of Clare and Colette Home, and is the guest welcomed back for a conversation on hospitality, which is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. If you welcome people into your home with an apology for the mess, this letter is for you. Topics include ehat Amanda calls “Dignity of Home” and how it impacts hospitality; the advice Amanda would give you when it comes to preparing our homes to receive guests well; what does hospitality look like during the event itself; how to receive hospitality this holiday season; the hospitality and friendship Amanda has received in her life; the tip she’d give the woman who’s listening who wants to take the next friendship step and invite someone over; growing in hospitality to our family; and Amanda’s tips for a simple Advent.
Our Lady of Podcast (airing 6:41-7:09pm EST) explores what it means to have confidence – and more importantly, to have confidence in the Lord.
Poco a Poco (airing 7:14-8:11pm EST) is Part 3 of a 4-Part series on King David, who sinned when he wasn’t doing what he was supposed to be doing; when he had pulled back from God’s calling. We have to be careful of comfort and of being distracted, because it leads to a place of being unfaithful. Instead, we have to keep moving forward in God’s will, which can regularly take us to less comfortable places. We’re called to lay down our lives—to endure the crosses of life and get to heaven. It’s not easy, but God’s faithfulness far outweighs our unfaithfulness. Remember, there are certain things the Lord does that he doesn’t take back, like free will. The same is true with anointings. Keep choosing to do what you’re supposed to be doing, and be faithful to the Father who is always faithful to you.
At the Table with Patrick Lencioni (airing 8:14-8:30pm EST) features a team discussion on the brutal war for talent, and the importance of a strong culture in retaining good employees. With the flexibility of remote work and the ‘great resignation,’ the war for talent has never been more brutal.
On this week’s episode of Building Through Him (airing 8:33-9:00pm), Mary Jo talks about the wonder twins.