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'Go to Detroit'Father Roger J. Landry

On December 8, 1896, now Blessed Solanus Casey (1870-1957) was in a vocational crisis. He had been asked to leave the diocesan seminary in Milwaukee because his grades -- C's, B's and a couple A's-- were ...

The Saintly Character of Solanus Casey Father Roger Landry

Just three years ago, the first beatification ever to take place on U.S. soil occurred in Newark's majestic Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. 2,500 people jammed into the Church, the fifth largest ...

The New Evangelization and the NonesFather Roger J. Landry

On Monday this week I had the joy to attend the Erasmus Lecture in New York sponsored annually by First Things magazine. It has a rich history, starting in 1988 when Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger inaugurated ...

Saint Therese, Teacher and Thaumaturga Father Roger Landry

Twenty years ago today was one of the most remarkable days of my life. It occurred during a phone call with my mother. And I would challenge those who doubt that miracles happen to provide a more plausible ...

Following the Brave Shepherd All the WayFather Roger J. Landry

The beatification of Father Stanley Rother on September 23 in Oklahoma City, which I was privileged to attend, was unforgettably moving. I feel a little like SS. Peter and John in the Acts of the Apostles ...

Blessed Stanley Francisco 'Aplas' Rother Father Roger Landry

This Saturday, September 23, in Oklahoma City, something historic and holy will be happening. Father Stanley Rother, the first native-born American priest martyr, will be beatified. In recent years, ...

Building A Bridge Toward the KingdomFather Roger Landry

Last Friday at daily Mass, the Church pondered St. Paul's First Letter to the Thessalonians, which succinctly and unambiguously states two of the most important truths for the faithful fulfillment of ...

Avoiding Embarrassing Situations Receiving Holy Communion Father 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 ...