February 24, 2017

February’s Blog of Note: Catholic Preaching

Catholic Preaching, Father Roger J. Landry

February’s Catholic blog of note is Catholic Preaching. Its information and insights emanate from the mind of Father Roger J. Landry, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, who works for the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations. Father's priestly formation is detailed on the "About" page:

"After receiving a biology degree from Harvard College, he studied for the priesthood in Maryland, Toronto and for several years in Rome. After being ordained a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Fall River by Bishop Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap. on June 26, 1999, he returned to Rome to complete graduate work in Moral Theology and Bioethics at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. Fr. Landry writes for many Catholic publications, including The National Catholic Register and The Anchor, the weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Fall River, for which he was the executive editor and editorial writer from 2005-2012."

Visitors to Catholic Preaching will read the site's manifesto: "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."

Catholic Preaching features Fr. Landry's excellent homilies, articles and teaching. We have linked to Father's videos presenting the Theology of the Body previously. Consider making Catholic Preaching a regular part of your daily internet itinerary.

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