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: 19 December 2005
Optatam Totius 11 suggests a balance between foundational education and “the newer findings of sound psychology and pedagogy.” For the bad rap psychology gets as the episcopal and neo-con scapegoat of choice, there is much to be said for the … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 19 begins the sixth chapter which deals with “The Promotion Of Strictly Pastoral Training.“ That pastoral concern which ought to permeate thoroughly the entire training of the students also demands that they be diligently instructed in those matters … Continue reading
Overheard on This American Life yesterday: this segment entitled “Heretics.” In sum: The story of Reverend Carlton Pearson (pictured), an evangelical pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His church, Higher Dimensions, was once one of the biggest in the city, drawing crowds … Continue reading
Zenit reports today on the Pope’s reflections on Joseph, adoptive father of Jesus: “(Joseph) does not demonstrate an empty interior, but rather the fullness of faith that he carries in his heart.” “Let’s allow ourselves to be ‘infected’ by the … Continue reading
Please. Indy archbishop Daniel Buechlein “speaks up,” but we in the sainted bloggerhead don’t seem to think much of his comments. Amy takes him to task for not hammering harder on Dan Brown. (no surprise.) Rock is similarly unimpressed. I … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 10 begins: Students who follow the venerable tradition of celibacy according to the holy and fixed laws of their own rite are to be educated to this state with great care. They said and taught it forty years … Continue reading
That’s a quote. Can you dig it? Optatam Totius 9 speaks of seminarians possessing a “(saturation) with the mystery of the Church, especially as described by this sacred synod, that, bound to the Vicar of Christ in a humble and … Continue reading
Somebody thought it was a good idea. Forsaking candy and magazine sales, our parish school operates one fundraiser each year, a dinner-dance/auction combination that substantially pads the income side of the ledger. Last year, an enterprising committee auctioned off front … Continue reading