Fourth Sunday of Advent

You are in on the greatest secret of all time! A mystery hidden for many ages! What is this secret, this mystery? According to St. Paul, writing to the Romans in today’s second reading, it’s the gospel Paul preaches, the revelation of Jesus Christ. The Romans, along with Paul’s

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Third Sunday of Advent

Years ago I waited in line at a gathering of Catholic journalists to greet the then-Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. Since he had ordained me to the priesthood some years before, I thought that my nametag and association with St. Anthony Messenger magazine would ring a bell. I wasn’t disappointed; in

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Second Sunday of Advent

Living in our "information culture" makes us very dependent on those who craft the hundreds of media messages that bombard us daily. From the e-mail on our computers to the ads we see and hear to the news reports we digest—we're at the mercy of the messengers who craft them.

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

First Sunday of Advent

The box-office success of the film version of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings introduced thousands of moviegoers to the fantasy world of “Middle Earth.” The characters who inhabit this world move between despair and hope. Their hope comes in part because of prophecies in the story that promise

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Pentecost

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the “Sunday Soundbite” for the Feast of Pentecost. Shortly after Easter one year, a woman in my parish who had been received into the Church at the Easter Vigil told me that how welcomed she

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the “Sunday Soundbite” for the Seventh Sunday of Easter. How often do we promise to pray for someone we care about? Did you know there’s a special prayer for each of us, prayed by Christ himself?

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Feast of the Ascension

Hello, I’m Father Greg Friedman, and this is the “Sunday Soundbite” for the Feast of the Ascension. It’s one thing to know you’ve got a big job to do. It’s another to know that you can actually do it! As we celebrate the feast

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the “Sunday Soundbite” for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Have you ever been visited by representatives of a particular religion or Church, going door to door to evangelize? While most of probably have, I suspect the

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Do you ever long with nostalgia for the “good old days”? Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the “Sunday Soundbite” for the Fifth Sunday of Easter. I wonder if the early Christians, after the excitement of the first Pentecost had worn off, longed

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Are you ready to continue your “post-graduate” work as a Christian? Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the “Sunday Soundbite” for the Fourth Sunday of Easter. On the Sundays of Easter the liturgy offers instruction for the newly baptized. All of us

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio