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. 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 River, for which he was the executive editor and editorial writer from 2005-2012.
He regularly leads pilgrimages to Rome, the Holy Land, Christian Europe and other sacred destinations and preaches several retreats a year for priests, seminarians, religious and lay faithful. He speaks widely on the thought 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, and is national chaplain for Catholic Voices USA.
Biographical and Autobiographical Articles
- Father Landry Takes the Helm of The Anchor, The Anchor, July 8, 2005. (pdf)
- Striving to Live in Truth, USA Today, June 11, 2002 (link to article)
- Striving to Live in Truth, USA Today, June 11, 2002. (pdf)
- The Life of a Priest, USA Today Photoessay, June 11, 2002. (pdf)
- The Luckiest Man in the Universe, The National Catholic Register, November 2, 2003. (pdf)
- One Good Priest Can Make a Difference, Columbia Magazine, January 2004. (pdf)
- Father Landry Proud of Anchor’s Accomplishments As He Leaves The Helm, The Anchor, June 22, 2012. (pdf)