March 15, 2006
Upcoming Programs
Introducing Father Greg
Peace!
I’d like to introduce myself.  I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman. I host two offerings from Franciscan Radio—American Catholic Radio and Sunday Soundbites. Thanks for subscribing to this e-newsletter. You and I have a common mission: a commitment to spread the Good News of Jesus. That’s been my vocation since I joined the Franciscans in 1967, inspired by the friars who sponsored the print apostolate of St. Anthony Messenger Press. I realized a dream when I became a staff member there in 1978. I wrote lots of magazine articles and three books—and in the 1990s helped our ministry grow into video and Internet.
When the Catholic Communication Campaign asked us to produce American Catholic Radio, I was honored to be chosen its host. I try to relate my other ministry as inner-city pastor to my work behind the microphone at Franciscan Radio. Through this e-newsletter, I’ll share with you my enthusiasm for our common mission. I welcome your questions and suggestions about how we can work together! God bless you!
American Catholic Radio : Upcoming Episodes (March 20, March 27)
Highlights from this episode include:
Saint of the Day
St. Turibius of Mogrovejo
Living Faith
Teen inventors hope to ease the burden of water carriers in the Third World. Girls from Julie Suftin’s physics class at Nerinx Hall, a girls’ school in St. Louis, got a grant to work on a device to help women carry water.
Ask a Franciscan
Why does Lent last for 40 days? What is the significance of the number 40? What is the meaning of the word Lent and why is it used for this season? Why does the beginning of Lent vary from year to year?
Catholic Treasure
Lenten observances
Exploring Our Faith
Dr. Eileen Crowley talks about worship space.
Highlights from this episode include:
Saint of the Day
St. Margaret of Clitherow
Living Faith
A parish-based wood bank in Vermont helps the needy keep homes warm throughout the winter. Bryan Ferro was moved by an article of an elderly couple who died of hypothermia because they couldn’t afford to heat their home.
Ask a Franciscan
Why was Friday chosen for abstinence? Why do we abstain from meat? Should ashes be left on our foreheads? Are those past age 59 excused from Lenten abstinence?
Catholic Treasure
Chrism Mass
Exploring Our Faith
Dr. William Madges, chair of the graduate program in theology at Xavier University, talks about Pope John Paul II.
 
John Feister
Executive Producer, FranciscanRadio.org
 
Franciscan Radio
Link to audio features Saint of the Day, Sunday Soundbites, Lenten Radio Retreat and American Catholic Radio.
Lenten Radio Retreat
Experience a “Radio Retreat” this Lent with U.S. Catholic bishops. Listen to inspiring words and songs for Sunday Lenten reflection.
American Catholic Radio
A weekly half-hour catechetical program, in the popular style of the Franciscans.
This Lent feature is updated daily with meditations and celebration ideas.
 
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