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For better or worse, in sickness and health, from day one Father Roger J. Landry

"I promise to be faithful to you, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love you and to honor you all the days of my life." On the day of their wedding, most couples make those vows ...

Restoring essential services Roger J. Landry

In different parts of the United States and other parts of the world, we are reaching what many are calling "Phase 2" in the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Various restrictions are being gradually ...

God's enduring mercy and Covid-19Father Roger J. Landry

One of the most powerful Psalms to pray when we might be feeling abandoned by God is the "Great Hallel," so called because it is an extraordinary hymn of praise for all God has done repeatedly to care ...

Preparing for an atypical Holy Week Father Roger J. Landry

This Lent has been one few of us will ever forget. On Ash Wednesday, we were marked with ashes and reminded that we are dust and unto dust we shall return. Few of us realized just how Lent would become ...

Virtues needed for a time of crisisFather Roger J. Landry

During the 1576 plague that menaced Milan and eventually took 25,000 lives, the civil government fled the city out of fear. The Archbishop of Milan, Saint Charles Borromeo, took over, assured the people ...

St. Joseph as a model for Lent Father Roger Landry

Like most Christians throughout the first 1400 years of the Church, many today can treat St. Joseph as an afterthought or some kind of ancient "player-to-be-named-later" in a package deal for the young ...

Reviving a sense of mission in the AmazonFather Roger J. Landry

Pope Francis was elected to bring about a missionary metamorphosis of the Church. The "next Pope," Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio told his brother cardinals during their pre-conclave meetings in 2013, had ...

Missionaries of Mercy in response to the Kairos of Mercy Father Roger J. Landry

In the Gospel, Jesus would regularly huddle the apostles after they had returned from the journeys on which he had sent them out to preach and heal, so that they might report all they had done and taught ...