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Coming to know the original three-dimensional Carlo AcutisFather Roger Landry

Last Saturday in Assisi, Carlo Acutis was beatified. On Monday, the Church celebrated his feast for the first time, on the 14th anniversary of Carlo's 2006 death of acute leukemia. The time between Carlo's ...

Returning to the sacrament of divine love Father Roger Landry

Recently bishops in several dioceses have begun to lift the general dispensations from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass that they had decreed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Numbers of new ...

The pastoral malpractice of liturgical abuseFather Roger Landry

Empathy is the capacity to understand what another person is undergoing from within that person's frame of reference. Much of August, I could not help imagining myself in the situation of Father Matthew ...

'The Chosen' Father Roger Landry

In the early day of the pandemic, there was a viral expansion of advertisements and recommendations on my social media accounts about "The Chosen," a 2019 drama series about the life of Jesus. Many contained ...

Reparation for the frightful wounds inflicted on the whole human familyFather Roger Landry

We mark this week, on August 6 and 9, the 75th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As Americans we look with horror and rightly condemn the evil attacks against Pearl Harbor ...

A great innovation for growing in faith Father Roger Landry

For those who want to grow in their knowledge of the faith, there's never been a greater time to be alive. We have ready access not only to the Bible in every spoken language but also to so many great ...

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 ...