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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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American Catholic Radio