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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 ...

The Importance of Pilgrimages to the Holy LandFather Roger J. Landry

At the beginning of Lent, I was privileged to help lead a pilgrimage of 40 young adults to the Holy Land. The pilgrims came from the Leonine Forum, a wonderful program founded in 2013 in Washington DC ...

True Versus False Human Rights Father Roger J. Landry

2018 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was proclaimed three years after the 1945 foundation of the United Nations to give definition to the "fundamental human ...

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 ...