The Daily Refill for Wednesday, November 24, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features martyrs of Vietnam, stores closing for Thanksgiving, and the Nazi’s first guillotine victim.
From bulldogCatholic, Father Mike Schmitz’s Sunday Homily (airing 7:06-7:27am EST) from Sunday, November 21, 2021 (the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe) addresses, when we are in the middle of a journey…or the middle of life…we will encounter obstacles. 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 7:33-8:09am EST) discusses that God is not distant; He is close to us, and He tells us: “Do not be afraid.” In this episode, Sister Mariae Agnus Dei, SV and Sister Marie Veritas, SV talk about the conclusion of The Gospel of Life, looking at Mary’s “yes”, the reality of the spiritual battle against evil, and our own call to let Love live His mystery within us.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 8:14-8:19am EST) for Wednesday, November 24, 2021 are from Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Daniel 3:62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67; and Luke 21:12-19.
On You Were Born for This with Father John Riccardo (airing 8:25-8:50am EST), Father John and Mary reflect on the Kingship of Jesus and the ramifications of that for how we speak about people and situations.
Ave Explores (airing 8:53-9:28am EST) features a conversation with Paul Jarzembowski, assistant director of youth and young adult ministries at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, who discusses Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation on evangelization. Jarzembowski explains how accompaniment and encounter are the key elements of evangelization.
The Feminine Genius Podcast (airing 9:34-10:11am EST) features a conversation on saying “yes” to God with Lauren Costabile, the founder of Hearts of Joy International. Lauren recalls a summer serving at a camp for children and youth with special needs. In her nervousness, she connected with a camper with Down Syndrome, and she says that this was like a hug from God. As she learned more and grew in her desire to serve this community, she founded the organization Hearts of Joy International, which provides heart surgery for children with Down Syndrome in countries where families can’t afford medical care.
Poco a Poco (airing 10:14-11:05am EST) is part 4 of their 4-part series on King David: Are we good at repenting? When someone notices our stuff and points it out… are we open to it? To repenting wholeheartedly? Or do we hold onto it? We need help repenting and finding healing, so God constantly sends prophets to speak into the lives of his chosen people. David’s a really good example of how to be formed; how to be led. Look at Psalm 51 for a model of repentance. The orientation is totally towards God; it’s not about turning in on ourselves. It is God who creates a new heart in you. We can choose to make sure that repentance takes place in relationship with God, who loves us. Even in the repentance of Psalm 51, there’s a hope for restoration and reconciliation, and a recognition that God is still a giver of good gifts.
Pints with Jack (airing 11:10am-12:05pm EST) features the gang discussing love of nature.
At the Table with Patrick Lencioni (airing 12:05-12:19pm EST) is about the 20-Minute Challenge. Too often, we waste time scheduling meetings around conversations that could happen immediately: Pat, Cody and Tracy issue a challenge.
On this week’s episode of Truth in Charity (airing 12:22-1:00pm EST), Bishop Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese discusses Thanksgiving: How can we be more grateful? What’s the connection between being grateful and our spiritual, mental, and physical health? Bishop also talks more about the discipline of gratitude.