29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. I've worked in Church communications for many years. Over that time I've met many public relations professionals—talented people who work hard to put out the positive stories about their companies or organizations.Most are devoted to the

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American Catholic Radio

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. You've heard the expression, "How hard can that be?" We usually employ it to point out the obvious ease or simplicity of some task. But in today's Gospel, Jesus shocks his disciples by saying-not

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American Catholic Radio

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Many years ago I had the privilege of working with a number of married couples, presenting weekends for engaged couples. Our programs always included lots of personal storytelling, and I got to hear the

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American Catholic Radio

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our Catholic Church today has been shaken over and over again by the sexual abuse scandal. Reading today's Gospel reminds us that scandal is nothing new in the Christian community, as we hear

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American Catholic Radio

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the "Sunday Soundbite" for Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the spring of 2003, a feature-length film appeared in theaters, telling the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who defied Hitler and gave witness to the Gospel in the face of the Nazi tyranny. One

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American Catholic Radio

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“John 3:16” - You still see this most famous of Biblical citations displayed at sporting events or on T-shirts. Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the “Sunday Soundbite” for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Today’s feast, marks the finding of the relic of Christ’s cross in

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American Catholic Radio

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the musical, "Man of LaMancha," Don Quixote sings about his quest for "the impossible dream." Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. That song became a hit, in part, I believe, because all of us have some kind of dream,

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American Catholic Radio

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Many years ago I took part in a group dynamics exercise. We were told to stand in a circle, join hands, and prevent Joe, outside the group, from breaking into the circle. We did that task well.

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American Catholic Radio

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Very few times in life do we get to make a definitive choice for our faith. At a celebration of Confirmation I once heard the bishop ask those being confirmed to answer a definite "Easter yes" to the renewal

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American Catholic Radio

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman, with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The hectic pace of modern life often makes mealtimes a hurried event—lunch at one's desk or fast food eaten on the run, meals worked around the soccer games, with one or more family members absent. Only at big

Christopher Heffron

American Catholic Radio