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Models in Responding to the Message of FatimaFather Roger J. Landry

There is so much about the occurrences in Fatima a century ago that should provoke wonder. If the Mother of God was going to be permitted to appear on earth to echo her Son's call to conversion, prayer, ...

Fatima and the Antidote for Hell Father Roger Landry

As authentic Marian apparitions go, many of the aspects of our Lady's appearances to the three shepherd children in Fatima a century ago seem commonplace: Mary asks the seers to pray and do penance for ...

Fatima, the Rosary, and the Path to PeaceFather Roger J. Landry

One of my favorite stories from the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima a century ago this year is how Our Lady was compelled gently to correct the three shepherd children for "cheating" on how they were ...

Our Lady of Fatima's Call to Lenten Conversion Father Roger Landry

As we continue to examine the enduring relevance of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima in anticipation of their centenary later this year, we can note the particular Lenten resonance of Mary's appeal ...

The Importance of the Fatima CentenaryFather Roger Landry

A big danger to growth in faith is letting it become routine. That's one of the reasons why I have always been a big supporter of ecclesiastical holy years, which provide a prism through which to look ...

Patriot Virtues Father Roger Landry

For the first time in the history of the papacy, last Sunday Pope Francis recorded a Super Bowl message. "Great sporting events like today's Super Bowl," he said, "are highly symbolic, showing that it ...

The Beauty of a Soul Opened Up by GraceFather Roger J. Landry

For those who love St. John Paul II, last Saturday was a big family celebration, when Pope Francis authorized the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree of heroic virtues ...

The Captivating Sanctity of Fr. Sal Father Roger J. Landry

The Church exists for the glorification of God and the sanctification of God's children, and so it's unsurprising that in the Church we will encounter those who by the radiant light of good works give ...