The Daily Refill for Monday, November 29, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Our Lady of Beauraing, vision of the Golden Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary; the Catholic community helping people recover from the Waukesha parade trauma; and an engineer who converted to Catholicism during construction of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio.

The Popecast (airing 7:06-7:20am EST) features a pope who kept his head down and worked tirelessly for the good of Christendom. But in an age where secular rulers used the papacy as their plaything, he refused to be anyone’s puppet, and ended up paying the ultimate price. And what’s more, everyone though he was a bad pope until not all that long ago – Pope John X.

Truth In Charity (airing 7:26-7:37am EST) features a special Advent message from Bishop Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 7:42-7:46am EST) for Monday, November 29, 2021 are from Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9; and Matthew 8:5-11.

The Messy Family Podcast (airing 7:52-9:11am EST) features a conversation about the Bible and your family, with Jeff and Emily Cavins. Jeff is the author of the Bible Timeline, the tool behind the hit podcast “The Bible in a Year” with Fr. Mike Schmitz. Jeff and his wife Emily have studied, taught, and led thousands of people into a deeper relationship with the Word of God through their books, talks, and guided tours. They discuss teaching scripture to our children and learning why it is so important that parents do this.

Pints with Aquinas (airing 9:14-10:36am EST) features Father Louis, a Catholic Priest from Haiti, who sits down to talk about life in Haiti, the history of the Haitian people, exorcising vudu spirits, encountering deep faith in poverty, and the inspiring strength of the Haitian Church.

On The Simple Reminder with Pat Lencioni (airing 10:42-10:52am EST), Pat and Beau discuss the difference between empathy and sympathy, and how suffering allows us to better understand the pain of others.

On Saint Dymphna’s playbook (airing 10:55-11:12am EST), Tommy talks about Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of November, introduces listeners to Saint Agnes of Assisi, and answers listener questions about how the experience of trauma might impact our ability to meditate on the wounds of Christ, how to know when we might need medication for anxiety, and how to respond when our parish hands out a pamphlet that gets it wrong on suicide.

On Godsplaining (airing 11:17-11:46am EST), Father Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, Father Gregory Pine, and Father Patrick Briscoe as they discuss the readings for the first Sunday of Advent in the year 2021.

This Monday’s episode of Church Life Today (airing 11:49am-12:23pm EST) features the words of Servant of God, Sr. Thea Bowman. She encountered the Gospel not just in the words but also in the actions of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration who came from Wisconsin down to Thea’s hometown of Canton, Mississippi and created new opportunities for education, for healthcare, for respect and dignity for Thea and other young black people like her in the segregated south of the early 20th Century. She was so attracted to the Gospel she found in these sisters that she joined them. The Word of God took root in the heart and mind, the imagination and the cultural history of Thea Bowman. Now, more than 30 years after her death, her cause for canonization is underway, and she shows a new generation of Catholics and Americans what it means to be fully alive in the Gospel. As part of the annual Saturdays with the Saints lecture series through the McGrath Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame, Kayla August presented on the life and witness of Sr. Thea and talks about this remarkable woman, this servant of God, this witness to Christ’s life in an especially American context. Kayla herself is a doctoral student in theology and ministry at Boston College. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she served in Campus Ministry at the University of Notre Dame, and also as a rector for one of or woman’s residence halls. Kayla is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.

This Monday’s episode of The Sandwich Generation (airing 12:26-1:00pm EST) is an encore presentation of a conversation with Father Eric Cruz. He was born and raised in the Bronx, the youngest of six to a mother who emigrated from Puerto Rico. He fulfilled a childhood dream of graduating from the University of Notre Dame and being ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. He recounts his mother’s nurturing of his vocation, and his later care for her in her old age – amidst the pressures of living in the capital of the world.