I warmly welcome you to this website, put together at the insistence and with the assistance of friends.
During my diaconal ordination, Cardinal Edmund Szoka gave me the following instruction from the Ordination Rite as together we gripped the Book of the Gospels:
"Receive the Gospel of Christ, whose herald you now are.
Believe what you read.
Teach what you believe.
Practice what you teach."
Those words have never lost their resonance.
Since that day -- October 8, 1998 -- I have tried to live up to that commission to be a "herald of the Gospel," by striving to teach what the Church believes, to practice what I preach to others, and to spread with joy and enthusiasm the truth Christ has entrusted to His church -- in and out of season, in and out of the pulpit.
This website is a chronicle of those attempts.
It constitutes the "five loaves and two fish" (or even less!) that I have placed into the hands of the Lord as an attempt to feed a hungry crowd, confident that, if He wishes, He can multiply and supplement that meager offering to nourish many more (Jn 6:1-14).
Fr. Roger J. Landry
- Choosing Life through Losing it for Christ, Thursday after Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2014
- Returning to Our Father with Our Whole Heart, Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014
- The Reward of Glory to Follow Sufferings, Eighth Tuesday (II), March 4, 2014
- Choosing an Imperishable and Unfading Inheritance, Eighth Monday (II), March 3, 2014
- Striving for the Kingdom under God's Providential Care, Eighth Sunday (A), March 2, 2014
- Never Tiring of Asking for God's Mercy, The Anchor, March 7, 2014
- Pope Benedict's Resignation One Year Later, The Anchor, February 28, 2014
- Journeying To and With Jesus, The Anchor, February 21, 2014
- Cardinal Dziwisz' Holy and Prudent Disobedience, The Anchor, February 14, 2014
- Pope Francis' Critical Comments on Priests, The Anchor, February 7, 2014
- Being With Christ to Be Sent Forth Together With Him, Second Friday (II), Memorial of St. Francis de Sales, January 24, 2014
- Pope Francis and Sacred Preaching, January 24, 2014
- Adoration, Reparation and Spiritual Motherhood for Priests
- The Worm of Envy, Second Thursday (II), January 23, 2014
- Pope Francis and Priestly Vocations, Formation, Virtues and Ministry, January 23, 2014