Fr. Benjamin Roberts

About Fr. Benjamin Roberts

Fr. Benjamin Roberts is a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, and pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Monroe, NC. He holds degrees from D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York, and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He has done additional study at the Centro Pro Unione in Rome, and is currently working on a DMin in Preaching at Aquinas Institute in St. Louis, Missouri. His Sunday homilies can be heard at  

The Doctors of Ravenna

Peter Chrysologus and Peter Damien

The city of Ravenna boasts two Doctors of the Church named Peter: the fifth-century bishop of Ravenna, Peter Chrysologus, and the eleventh-century cardinal bishop from Ravenna, Peter Damian. The earlier Chrysologus is honored each year in … [Read more...]

An October Mystagogy

A Proposal

We count people in October. Each year in the parishes of the dioceses of the province of Atlanta, we count the number of people who are attending Mass each weekend. The reason for the choice of this particular month has been lost to … [Read more...]

From Benedict to Francis

A Brief Survey of Papal Teaching on Preaching, 1917-2013

On the fifteenth of June in 1917, Pope Benedict XV issued the encyclical, Humani Generis Redemptionem, “On Preaching the Word of God.” This is the most recent papal document which was devoted specifically to preaching, at least at the level … [Read more...]