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More than some good news Father Roger Landry

At the end of March, toward the beginning of the pandemic shutdowns, actor and filmmaker John Krasinski established an uplifting and entertaining eight-part YouTube series entitled "Some Good News." The ...

Protesting on both knees Father Roger Landry

On June 4, I was returning from early morning Mass for religious sisters across Midtown Manhattan when, on 48th Street, I entered the pedestrian protective tunnel of a construction site. There was an ...

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 ...