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The Word at St. Francis de Sales

Welcome to The Word at St. Francis de Sales—the podcast for dynamic Catholics like yourself.  Whether traveling or homebound, The Word at St. Francis de Sales brings the Gospel to you.  Each weekly episode includes the Sunday scriptures and features the homily from St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in New York City.  So you can take the Word with you wherever you go. 

Nov 30, 2018

Fr. Anthony Ciorra on inviting Jesus into the center of our lives

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Lectionary: 161

 

Reading 1DN 7:13-14

As the visions during the night continued, I saw
one like a Son of man coming,
on the clouds of heaven;
when he reached the Ancient One
and was...


Sep 29, 2018

Fr. Anthony Ciorra on the need for unconditional positive regard for every human being

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 134

Reading 1 WIS 2:12, 17-20

The wicked say:
Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;
he sets himself against our doings,
reproaches us for transgressions of...


Sep 28, 2018

Fr. Kelly on works born of faith, and the importance of saying less and doing more

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 131

Reading 1 IS 50:5-9A

The Lord GOD opens my ear that I may hear;
and I have not rebelled,
have not turned back.
I gave my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who...


Sep 4, 2018

Fr. Anthony Ciorra on John McCain and the hope born of integrity

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 125

Reading 1 DT 4:1-2, 6-8

Moses said to the people:
"Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decrees
which I am teaching you to observe,
that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of...


Sep 1, 2018

Fr. Anthony Ciorra on being the arms and hands of Our Lord

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 122

Reading 1 JOS 24:1-2A, 15-17, 18B

Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem,
summoning their elders, their leaders,
their judges, and their officers. 
When they stood in ranks...