Feast of the Holy Family

Attending a family reunion not long ago, I was struck by the physical resemblances of the members of my family through a number of generations. I wondered, too, whether the values of my first immigrant ancestors from 150 years ago were also present in the crowd of people gathered there.

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Fourth Sunday of Advent

A missionary friend of mine who worked in the Philippines tells me that when he traveled from mission to mission, the people would not allow him to travel alone. They would ask, "Who is your companion?" Hello, I’m Father Greg Friedman, and this is the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Fourth

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Third Sunday of Advent

The signs of the season are all around us these days—displays in the malls, decorations beginning to show up in homes, music on the radio. We don't have to look very far to find them. Hello, I’m Father Greg Friedman, and this is the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Third Sunday

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Second Sunday of Advent

Have you heard about "God's dream for the world"? Hello, I’m Father Greg Friedman, and this is the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Second Sunday of Advent. That phrase—God's dream for the world—is a favorite expression of a colleague of mine. He uses it to describe how he interprets Scripture passages

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

First Sunday of Advent

The approach of the holiday season usually finds me in search of what I like to call the "lost Christmas," a fantasy combination of childhood memories. Hello, I’m Father Greg Friedman, and this is the "Sunday Soundbite" for the First Sunday of Advent. A treasured ornament; a worn, shabby Santa

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio