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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. 

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...


Aug 20, 2018

Fr. Kelly on the Crisis in the Church

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 119

Reading 1 PRV 9:1-6

Wisdom has built her house,
she has set up her seven columns;
she has dressed her meat, mixed her wine,
yes, she has spread her table.
She has sent out her maidens; she calls
from the heights out over the...


Aug 5, 2018

Fr. William Reynolds S.J. on Real Presence and the miracle of the Eucharist

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 113

Reading 1 EX 16:2-4, 12-15

The whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 
The Israelites said to them,
"Would that we had died at the LORD's hand in the land...


Jul 30, 2018

Fr. Anthony Ciorra on praying with your feet and being a minister of hope

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 110

Reading 1 2 KGS 4:42-44

A man came from Baal-shalishah bringing to Elisha, the man of God,
twenty barley loaves made from the firstfruits,
and fresh grain in the ear. 
Elisha said, "Give...