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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 ...

St. John Vianney's pastoral plan for Eucharistic RevivalFather Roger J. Landry

As Catholics in the United States enter more deeply into the three-year Eucharistic Revival inaugurated by the American bishops last month on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, there are many lessons and ...

Guarding sacramental integrity, church communion, and the salvation of souls Father Roger J. Landry

On May 20, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco sent a letter to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and a resident of the city, informing her that "you ...

The most beautiful church in the worldFather Roger J. Landry

Pope Benedict XVI has often said that the most effective apologetic for Christianity are the lives of the saints and the art that the Church has grown in her womb. For that reason, the Church must always ...

A faithful foreman for the Lord of the Harvest Father Roger J. Landry

On Sunday, May 15, Pope Francis will canonize 10 new saints. The headliners across the Catholic world will likely be Father Titus Brandsma (d. 1942), the Dutch Carmelite martyred by the Nazis in Dachau, ...

Is foul language necessary to share the faith credibly?Father Roger J. Landry

One of the unfortunate controversies about Mark Wahlberg's new movie "Father Stu," especially in Catholic circles, concerns the movie's heavy use of foul language. One reviewer counted 51 excretory ...

A timely guide for the renewal of the clergy Father Roger J. Landry

Each year, as we draw near to Holy Thursday, the Church asks us to pray for priests, future priests, and the renewal of the priesthood Jesus instituted during the Last Supper. The celebration of the ...