24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the Sunday Soundbite for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. There are many ways to appreciate today's Gospel story of the Prodigal Son. May I suggest one to take with you to Sunday Mass today? Remember how the story ends? The forgiving father pleads

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the Sunday Soundbite for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Years I ago I lived in Milwaukee for a while, and as I traveled back then through downtown and near Lake Michigan, I would pass a highway bridge, sitting all alone. There was no way to

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

If you enjoy a good meal then you're right at home in the Gospel of Luke—and more importantly, in the company of Jesus himself. Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the Sunday Soundbite for the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. A theme of Luke's Gospel is "table fellowship." That's theological talk for

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

This is Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. I've been lucky enough to travel overseas, and visit in Europe, especially my family's ancestral region of Italy. I like planning for travel and reading guidebooks. Some of the advice you'll find in those travel planners

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This is Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. In my hometown of Cincinnati we have an unfinished subway. Begun early in the twentieth century, it consists of a couple of stations, and some miles of tunnels. It was abandoned before train tracks were even

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This is Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. A favorite contemporary singer-songwriter of mine is Greg Brown. His blues and folk tunes tell down-to-earth stories. In one of his songs, entitled "The Cheapest Kind," Brown sings a first-person account of a man who grew

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This is Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. As a Franciscan, I try to be attuned to the central theme St. Francis of Assisi lived out in his life. In countless ways, Francis celebrated and preached the Incarnation. Jesus came to reveal

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This is Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We might call today "hospitality Sunday." Our Gospel story is the familiar account of Jesus visiting the home of Martha and Mary. Martha sounds a lot like my Italian grandmother.

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This is Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Cincinnati, my hometown, is a city of neighborhoods. Cincinnatians will tell you that they’re from Clifton or Hyde Park or Delhi or Over-the-Rhine. We think locally, proud of the different neighborhoods we come from.

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This is Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the "Sunday Soundbite" for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. In his first Rule for the Franciscan Order, St. Francis of Assisi urged his brothers who wished to be missionaries to—in his words—"avoid quarrels or disputes and be subject to every human creature for

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