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

Third Sunday of Easter

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the “Sunday Soundbite” for the Third Sunday of Easter. In human life, there’s no substitute for daily, lived experience, no matter how much “book learning” you’ve had. On these Sundays of Easter the Church teaches

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Second Sunday of Easter

“I’ll need to see some proof.” “How can you be certain?” Have you used one of those expressions today? Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the “Sunday Soundbite” for the Second Sunday of Easter. Influenced by the scientific mindset which greatly

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the "Sunday Soundbite" for Passion or Palm Sunday. Some years ago, I saw a great exhibit of the paintings of Monet. What a difference seeing dozens of works by one artist, as opposed to an isolated painting on a museum

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

The Baptism of the Lord

For most of us, the Christmas season ended a couple of weeks ago. Decorations are probably already packed away, and perhaps some of the kids’ toys may have already been broken. Certainly they’ve run out of batteries more than once! Hello, I’m Father Greg Friedman, and this is the "Sunday

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio

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