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The Romance of Lent toward the Reality of EasterFather Roger J. Landry

Some have been making note in Catholic circles about the coincidence that Ash Wednesday this year falls on Valentine's Day and Easter Sunday on April Fools. Some Catholics have actually wondered which ...

An Accessible Manual for the Spiritual Journey Father Roger J. Landry

I am happy and humbled that on February 1, Pauline Books and Media will publish a new book I've written entitled Plan of Life: Habits to Help You Grow Closer to God. The book is a response to Saint John ...

Reaping What We're SowingFather Roger Landry

Before Christmas, Time Magazine named the "Silence Breakers" their 2017 Persons of the Year. Time focused fundamentally on the women who courageously came forward to bring into the light the sordid sexual ...

The Kind of Person Father Peyton Was ... and Called Us to Be Father Roger Landry

"Good news of great joy for all the peoples" came a week early this year, when on December 18, Pope Francis authorized the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate that Father Patrick ...

Helping the Survivors of Isis this ChristmasFather Roger Landry

One of the most rewarding aspects of my work for the Holy See's Mission to the United Nations in New York is the ability to organize conferences at UN headquarters to shine a spotlight on realities that ...

'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 CaseyFather 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 Nones Father 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 ...