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
- Singing God's Praises in the Sight of the Angels, Feast of the Archangels, September 29, 2014
- Saying Yes to God and Following Through to the End, 26th Sunday (A), September 28, 2014
- Learning to Number our Days and Live Aright, 25th Saturday (II), September 27, 2014
- Bishop Edgar DaCunha's Installation Homily, September 24, 2014
- Hired for Work in the Vineyard, 25th Sunday (A), September 21, 2014
- The Diocese of Bethany in Fall River, The Anchor, October 3, 2014
- Blessed in the USA, National Catholic Register, September 25, 2014
- The Reason the Church Exists, The Anchor, September 26, 2014
- The Patron Saint of Multitaskers and Multiple Hat Wearers, The Anchor, September 19, 2014
- The Fully Catholic Response to Black Masses, Catholic Herald, September 12, 2014
- The Bifurcation between Faith and Reason, Catholic Medical Association, September 25, 2014
- Presentations on Evangelii Gaudium for the Priests of the Diocese of Winona, September 22, 2014
- St. John Paul II and Forming The Young for Chaste Celibacy for the Sake of the Kingdom of Heaven, September 18-19, 2014
- The Ten Challenges of Pope Francis for All Catholics, WQOM 1060 Club Address, September 13, 2014
- Pope Francis and the Joy-Filled Missionary Transformation of the Church and of Religious Life, August 1-7, 2014