Father Roger J. Landry is a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, who works for the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations in New York. He is the former pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Fall River, Massachusetts and St. Anthony of Padua Parish in New Bedford, MA.
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 Rive. He is the author of Plan of Life: Habits to Help You Grow Closer to God (Pauline Books and Media 2018).
Fr. Landry regularly leads pilgrimages to Rome, the Holy Land, Christian Europe and other sacred destinations and preaches several retreats a year for bishops, priests, seminarians, religious and lay faithful. He speaks widely on the thoughts of Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis, especially John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.
He was an on-site commentator for EWTN’s coverage of the 2013 papal conclave that elected Pope Francis, appears often on various Catholic radio programs, is national chaplain for Catholic Voices USA and the chaplain for the New York chapter of the Leonine Forum.
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