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Growing in faith through podcastsFather Roger J. Landry

At the beginning of the year, there was the uplifting news that a new podcast "Bible in a Year (with Father Mike Schmitz)" topped the Apple Podcast chart not just for religious or for Christian offerings ...

Praying for salvific ignorance for the clever Hans Küng Father Roger J. Landry

When I first heard the news on April 6 that the 93-year-old Swiss theologian and author Father Hans Küng had died, I had just finished the prayers for the fifth day of the Novena of Divine Mercy. His ...

The choice we faceFather Roger J. Landry

From the time I was a child, participating in the reading of the Passion account on Palm Sunday and Good Friday has always been jarring. The most discomfiting, even interiorly violent, part is the dialogue ...

Living and speaking by Christ's higher standard Father Roger J. Landry

At the beginning of the Lenten season, at daily Mass, the Church has a heavy focus on Jesus' words from the Sermon on the Mount. That's not particularly surprising, insofar as Lent is intended to foster ...

Paying attention to every wordFather Roger J. Landry

On Ash Wednesday, priests in the United States will be changing the way we finish the Collect or Opening Prayer at Mass. For nearly 50 years, we have prayed, "Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, ...

How to respond to prodigal Catholic public figures? Father Roger J. Landry

How do we respond effectively as Catholics to the tragically too common circumstance of Catholics in prominent positions blatantly betraying the Catholic faith? On the intentional killing of fellow human ...

Repairers of a house dividedFather Roger J. Landry

It is a providential occurrence that the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th President of the United States is taking place during the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. Jesus was clear in the ...

Remembering Reginaldus Magnus Father Roger J. Landry

Shortly after midnight on Christmas, Father Reginald Foster, papal Latinist for 40 years and the world's foremost Latin teacher, died at the age of 81 at St. Anne's Home in Milwaukee. I had the privilege ...