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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 ...

A Captivating Model of Marian Devotion and Christian CharityFather 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 within Father 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 IdeasFather 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 anew Father 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 ...