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Avoiding Embarrassing Situations Receiving Holy CommunionFather Roger J. Landry

I was recently making a retreat at a Monastery in the Catskills. At Sunday Mass, I was asked by the Chaplain to distribute the Precious Blood to the nuns and lay people in attendance. At one point there ...

A Captivating Model of Marian Devotion and Christian Charity Father Roger J. Landry

The Church exists to make saints, to continue Jesus' mission to save us and bring us to eternal life. In the final analysis, we either become holy -- in this world or thanks to the merciful cleansing ...

Reform from withinFather Roger Landry

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the launch of the Protestant Reformation. As we draw closer to Oct. 31, the date on which Martin Luther posted 95 theses on the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, ...

A World War Being Waged Not With Weapons but Ideas Father Roger J. Landry

One of Pope Francis' most persistent prophetic protests -- perhaps the one most consistently ignored by secular media outlets -- has been against what he has vividly and aptly called "ideological colonization." ...

Unleashing the Gospel anewFather Roger Landry

For four decades, the popes have been calling the Church to a "new evangelization" or "re-evangelization," something that involves a mission not only to those who are not Catholic but to those who are ...

The Exclamation Point of the Fatima Apparitions Father Roger J. Landry

In the first article of this mini-series in celebration of the centenary of the apparitions in Fatima, we looked at how the Church, in approving private revelations as worthy of belief, does not oblige ...

Fatima's Great and Hidden Servant Who Stayed a 'Little Longer'Father Roger Landry

The history of Fatima is a continuous illustration of God's words to us through the Prophet Isaiah: "My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways" (Is 55:8). The divergence between divine ...

A Maternal Ambassador's Peace Plan Unveiled at the United Nations Father Roger J. Landry

On May 12, at the very time Pope Francis was arriving in Portugal to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Fatima apparitions and the canonization of Saints Francisco and Jacinta Marto, something ...