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Pope Francis' Letter to the U.S. BishopsFather Roger J. Landry

On January 1, Pope Francis wrote an extraordinary eight-page letter to the bishops of the United States as they were preparing to convene at Mundelein Seminary north of Chicago for a retreat with the ...

A Difficult, But Particularly Important, Te Deum Father Roger J. Landry

On December 31 every year, the Pope leads the Church in a solemn prayer of Thanksgiving to God for the civil year coming to a close. It takes place in St. Peter's at the end of First Vespers for the Solemnity ...

Pope Francis on the 'gay mentality' that has 'influenced the life of the ChurchFather Roger J. Landry

On December 3, The Strength of a Vocation, a book length interview with Pope Francis by Father Fernando Prado, a Spanish Claretian Missionary, was published in ten languages. Fr. Prado, a theology professor ...

The Situation After Baltimore Father Roger J. Landry

Questions about the state of the process of the reform of the Church in the United States during this second major phase of the clergy sexual abuse crisis have come like a downpour after the meeting of ...

The Paradigm for Bishop-Led Church ReformFather Roger J. Landry

The bishops of the United States are in Baltimore this week for their annual Fall meeting, but this year's reunion is anything but routine. It will be focused fundamentally, with prayer, penance, and ...

World Mission Sunday and the Reform of the Church Father Roger J. Landry

Among the harmful consequences of the multidimensional clergy sexual abuse crisis is the way that it disfigures the face of the Church and impedes the Church's mission. In the best of times, many Catholics ...

Remedying the CorruptionFather Roger J. Landry

Over the two last weeks there have been various developments, bad and good, in the clergy sex abuse scandals. It was announced that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is now living a life of prayer and ...

Spiritual Paternity, Anger, Lying and Vulnerable Adults Father Roger Landry

In the last two weeks there have been ongoing developments in the clergy scandals that erupted with the revelation of the sexual abuse committed by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, widened with the ...