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The Reform of the Clergy, Phase IIFather Roger Landry

The sad revelations about the sins of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, involving the sexual abuse of both male minors and seminarians, have brought the Church in the US and beyond to a second phase ...

Priests and marriage preparation Father Roger J. Landry

One of the duties of parish priests is to prepare couples for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Many priests love this work. Others admit they find parts of it taxing. But almost all parish priests do it, dedicate ...

Approaching the Suicide Surge with Honesty and ResolveFather Roger J. Landry

When suicides happen, most respond with discretion and whispers. Because of shock, shame and a desire to avoid speaking ill of the dead, obituaries use euphemisms about unexpected deaths, and family members ...

The Abortion Exception to the Practice of Discrimination Father Roger J. Landry

In most political and cultural circles, for decades, there has been much talk, passionate action and legal success in the fight against unjust discrimination. Persons are created equal in dignity and ...

The Euthanasia of Alfie EvansFather Roger J. Landry

Last Saturday, April 28, Alfie Evans died, twelve days short of his second birthday, at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. In his 720 days of extra-uterine life, he became the most well-known ...

Do Not Be Afraid of Holiness Father Roger J. Landry

Last week, Pope Francis published an apostolic exhortation on the call to holiness in today's world. Entitled Gaudete et Exsultate, "Rejoice and Be Glad," taken from Jesus' words from the Sermon on the ...

Celebrating God's Greatest JoyFather Roger J. Landry

As the Church celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday on April 8, I am delighted that I will be in Rome. The last time I was in Rome for the Second Sunday of Easter was when I was a newly ordained priest. It ...

Daring to Make Holy Week the Holiest Week of Our Year Father Roger J. Landry

It's always a joy when I meet parishioners after Mass and they say, "See you next Sunday!" But there's one exception: on Palm Sunday. When the say it leaving Church with their blessed palms, part of ...