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
- Jesus' Opening of our Minds and Mouths, Easter Thursday, April 24, 2014
- Responses to the Resurrection, Easter Monday, April 21, 2014
- Overcome with the Paschal Joy Brimming from Jesus' Heart, Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014
- Sharing in Jesus' Triumph and Living with Him in God, Easter Vigil, April 19, 2014
- Seeking and Choosing Jesus, Good Friday, April 18, 2014
- Three Popes and the Mercy of God, The Anchor, April 25, 2014
- Mob Injustice, The Anchor, April 18, 2014
- The Pope of Fair Love, National Catholic Register, April 20, 2014
- Communion for the Divorced-and-Remarried? The Anchor, April 11, 2014
- Helping Children to Learn to Live the Faith, The Anchor, April 4, 2014
- Pope Francis and the Missionary Transformation of the Church, Mission for Our Lady of Wisdom Parish, Lafayette, LA, March 20, 2014
- Pope Francis and Becoming Missionaries of Charity, Mission for Our Lady of Wisdom, March 19, 2014
- Pope Francis and Prayer, Mission for Our Lady of Wisdom, Lafayette, LA, March 18, 2014
- Pope Francis and the Mission of Mercy, Mission for Our Lady of Wisdom, Lafayette, LA, March 17, 2014
- Listening with Faith like Abraham and the Apostles, Second Sunday of Lent, March 16, 2014