about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Daily Archives: 1 December 2005
This is a translation of part of the Orthodox priest Lev Gillet’s 1971 book Amour Sans Limites. You can read a little more here. And you can learn more about Father Lev Gillet (1893-1980) here. I am your Lord, the … Continue reading
And how do we solve them? I’d like to continue to suggest that the answer lies less with our conventional schemes of self and ecclesial improvement, which, insightful and brilliant though they may be, still leave us subject to the … Continue reading
The Catholic Commentariat at open book getting all fussed about nothing. Again. A high school offers wishes for Happy Holidays. Fine by me. George sensibly comments about Jerry Falwell’s foray into the dismay. It’s not Christmas until sundown of December … Continue reading
My friend Tom passed this on to me (including the headline): On November 30, 1954, Ann Hodges, a 31-year-old resident of tiny Sylacauga, Alabama, was taking an early-afternoon nap on her living room couch when an eight-and-a-half-pound chunk of rock … Continue reading
The Spitzer Space Telescope has found a dust disk orbiting a brown dwarf. The BD is about eight times the mass of Jupiter, and about half the size of the largest discovered planet. Brown dwarfs are celestial bodies (sidus, in … Continue reading
Dignitatis Humanae 13 speaks of this being a “sacred freedom,” a “fundamental principle” in all relations between Church and state. This freedom is claimed on spiritual authority, “established by Christ the Lord, upon which there rests, by divine mandate, the … Continue reading
Dignitatis Humanae 12 in whole: In faithfulness therefore to the truth of the Gospel, the Church is following the way of Christ and the apostles when she recognizes and gives support to the principle of religious freedom as befitting the … Continue reading