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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 ...

Reviving a sense of mission in the AmazonFather Roger J. Landry

Pope Francis was elected to bring about a missionary metamorphosis of the Church. The "next Pope," Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio told his brother cardinals during their pre-conclave meetings in 2013, had ...

Missionaries of Mercy in response to the Kairos of Mercy Father Roger J. Landry

In the Gospel, Jesus would regularly huddle the apostles after they had returned from the journeys on which he had sent them out to preach and heal, so that they might report all they had done and taught ...

Celebrating joyfully the First Sunday of the Word of GodFather Roger Landry

Since the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis has given particular attention to how Catholics celebrate the Mass. The Mass is not only, as the Second Vatican Council clearly taught, the "source ...

A new American blessed ... and martyr for students Father Roger J. Landry

Over the last few weeks, there has been considerable attention given to an American whom the Church was preparing to beatify, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. The attention on Sheen makes sense -- even beyond ...

Celebrating the Novus Ordo as it ought to beFather Roger Landry

On November 30, the Church marks the 50th anniversary of when the Novus Ordo, or "Mass of Paul VI," debuted as the ordinary form of the Roman Rite of the sacred liturgy. St. Paul VI had promulgated the ...

Attorney General Barr and the need to fight for religious freedom and values Father Roger Landry

On October 11, Attorney General William Barr gave an impassioned speech to the students and faculty of Notre Dame Law School as well as to Notre Dames' Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture on the state ...