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Celebrating joyfully the First Sunday of the Word of GodFather Roger Landry

Since the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis has given particular attention to how Catholics celebrate the Mass. The Mass is not only, as the Second Vatican Council clearly taught, the "source ...

A new American blessed ... and martyr for students Father Roger J. Landry

Over the last few weeks, there has been considerable attention given to an American whom the Church was preparing to beatify, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. The attention on Sheen makes sense -- even beyond ...

Celebrating the Novus Ordo as it ought to beFather Roger Landry

On November 30, the Church marks the 50th anniversary of when the Novus Ordo, or "Mass of Paul VI," debuted as the ordinary form of the Roman Rite of the sacred liturgy. St. Paul VI had promulgated the ...

Attorney General Barr and the need to fight for religious freedom and values Father Roger Landry

On October 11, Attorney General William Barr gave an impassioned speech to the students and faculty of Notre Dame Law School as well as to Notre Dames' Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture on the state ...

Praying for fallen away loved onesFather Roger J. Landry

On October 17, the Pew Research Center released the results of a survey that showed that 65 percent of American adults now say that they're Christians, down 12 percentage points in just the last ten years. ...

St. Therese of Lisieux and the renewal of missionary zeal Father Roger Landry

At the beginning of this month, I had the joy to travel to Detroit to preach solemn Vespers at the historic National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica on the feast day of the Little Flower. In the ...

From the shadows into the lightFather Roger Landry

When I make my annual retreat, I generally warm up by reading one or more lives of the saints. This helps me to leave the busy-ness of the world, enter more deeply into the milieu of God and hear his ...

Knowing What We Are Doing Father Roger J. Landry

September 6, I had the privilege to offer Mass for the 10,000th time as a priest. It's a great source of thanksgiving for me. Sometimes people are surprised when other priests or I mention exactly how ...