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Lessons from the first female doctor of the churchFather Roger J. Landry

We are fast approaching the 400th anniversary of the most impressive canonization in the history of the Church, which took place March 12, 1622. Pope Gregory XV had the honors. Canonizations in this ...

Protecting conscience Father Roger J. Landry

Over the last few weeks, I've had conversations with several Catholics confused, upset, sometimes angry and feeling betrayed and abandoned by the Church for being refused "conscience exemption" forms ...

The Cross, our only hopeFather Roger J. Landry

After moving to New York City in early 2015 to serve the Church at the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, one of my first excursions was to go to Ground Zero to visit the ...

The great danger of a misguided charity and false compassion Father Roger J. Landry

The push to substitute "gender identity" or "gender expression" for biological sex has enormous ramifications in terms of law, education, economy, health, medicine, safety, sports, language, and culture, ...

Imitating St. Joseph's most timely virtueFather Roger J. Landry

There are many virtues that Christian piety has predicated of St. Joseph that, especially during this Year of St. Joseph, Catholics are called to ponder more deeply and imitate more closely. Joseph is ...

Fostering liturgical communion, love, and reverence Father Roger J. Landry

"Every liturgical celebration, because it is an action of Christ the priest and of His Body which is the Church, is a sacred action surpassing all others," the Second Vatican Council's constitution on ...

Imitating Ignatius, as he imitated Francis and DominicFather Roger J. Landry

The most memorable Christmas present I've received was not from Santa during my infancy or sneakers, sports equipment or gadgets from my folks during my adolescence. It was the four-volume "Butler's Lives ...

Visiting the school of courage Father Roger J. Landry

After lectures as well as in dinner conversations, I often get asked what I think is the biggest challenge — or need or crisis — facing the Church in the United States. “Faith” is always an appropriate ...