In today’s Refill:

It’s Election Day, and no matter where you stand on any issues or candidates nationally or locally, we all can agree that our country needs prayers. It’s the last day of our Novena for Faithful Citizenship.

Fr. John Riccardo, from the longtime Catholic radio staple, Christ is the Answer, now hosts a podcast for his ministry called ACTS XXIX. I always listen, and a few weeks ago the episode was called “How to Think, Speak, Act, and Pray When People Hate Us.” It’s a powerful episode filled with wisdom and encouragement and hope, and it’s been in my mind and on my heart every since. And listening to it again yesterday, I had tears in my eyes at the grocery store. It’s a message I think we all need right now. So here’s ACTS XXIX You Were Born for This Podcast called “How to Think, Speak, Act, and Pray When People Hate Us”

And in case you need even more reason to hope and trust in God, here’s the latest episode of Catholicism with My Kid with Kyle and Frank Heimann talking about the amazing story of Jesus healing the paralytic man.