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Patriot VirtuesFather 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 Grace Father 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. SalFather 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 ...

From Silent Night to Silence Father Roger J. Landry

The most abrupt and shocking transition in the Church's liturgical calendar occurs from December 25th to 26th, when the Church pivots from celebrating the birth of Jesus and with it "joy to the world" ...

The First American Priest MartyrFather Roger Landry

With martyrs, Christians are always faced with a moral paradox, for martyrs are signs of contradiction not only to the people and culture that executed them but also to the Church that venerates them. ...

Truly Right and Just Thanksgiving Father Roger J. Landry

At every Mass, one of the most significant dialogues in human life occurs. The priest says, "Let us give thanks to the Lord our God," the faithful respond, "It is right and just," and the priest replies ...

Closing the Jubilee Door of Mercy and Becoming Living PortalsFather Roger Landry

The formal close of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will take place on November 20 when Pope Francis, at the end of the celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King in St. Peter's Basilica, formally ...

The Holy Weapons in the Revolution of Mercy Father Roger Landry

If there's one part of the extraordinary Jubilee for Mercy that we wouldn't expect to be controversial, it would be the practice of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Pope Francis, who has been ...