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Remembering Reginaldus MagnusFather 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 ...

Christmas lessons in the school of St. Joseph Father Roger J. Landry

On December 8, to mark the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being declared the patron of the universal church, Pope Francis decreed a Year of St. Joseph and published a beautiful apostolic letter entitled, ...

Acting on the lessons learnedFather Roger Landry

On May 1, as the initial panicked phase of the battle against COVID-19 was concluding, I wrote that the most important and urgent lesson Church leaders needed to learn coming out of the first phase was ...

Living the reality of the kingdom of Christ Father Roger J. Landry

The Solemnity of Christ the King is an occasion for us every year to recalibrate our life to the reality of Christ's kingdom and to follow the criteria Christ gives us to enter it, live in it and proclaim ...

The Knights our age needsFather Roger Landry

It was strangely fitting that the October 31 beatification of Father Michael McGivney, a parish priest of the then Diocese of Hartford and founder of the Knights of Columbus, was marked by COVID-19 restrictions, ...

Just a parish priest Father Roger J. Landry

It is a providential occurrence that Father Michael McGivney will be beatified this Saturday in Hartford during the year in which we mark the 150th anniversary of Pope Pius IX's declaring St. Joseph the ...

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 ...