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The life, death, funeral, and legacy of Pope BenedictFather Roger J. Landry

Normally the death and funeral of a successor of St. Peter takes place within the context of a major distraction. The routine shock that comes even when death is expected, the grief that accompanies the ...

Pope Benedict's Augustinian Papal Conversions Father Roger J. Landry

When Pope Benedict traveled to Pavia in 2007 to pray at the tomb of his theological mentor and inspiration St. Augustine, he focused on how the great fourth- and fifth-century doctor was "one of the greatest ...

The biggest news of all in 2022Father Roger J. Landry

When I first became a Diocesan newspaper editor, I had the pious, albeit mischievous, desire to have big front-page article with the thick bolded headline, "Jesus Christ Coming To Our Diocese!" That's, ...

The highspeed lane to holiness Father Roger J. Landry

In this month of November dedicated to a Church-wide meditation on the four last things and to the practical imperative to become holy, so that after death and judgment we might enter eternally into communion ...

Repairing the relationship between priests and bishopsFather Roger J. Landry

On Oct. 19, the results of the National Survey of Catholic Priests were released by The Catholic Project and the Department of Sociology of the Catholic University of America. The National Survey, ...

Taking seriously attacks on churches and pro-life institutions Father Roger J. Landry

On Sept. 6, the Religious Freedom Institute (RFI), a Washington DC-based think tank dedicated to achieving broad acceptance of religious liberty as a fundamental right across the globe, released a troubling ...

Lessons from the conversion of Shia LaBeoufFather Roger J. Landry

On Aug. 25, Bishop Robert Barron released a video interview with actor Shia LaBeouf, in which LaBeouf not only announced his conversion to the Catholic faith but rivetingly described the steps of what ...

A unique place for Eucharistic Revival Father Roger J. Landry

The United States is blessed with many extraordinary Eucharistic shrines that can be fitting places of pilgrimage during the three-year national Eucharistic Revival just begun. I've had the privilege ...