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: 4 January 2006
Christmas weekend, I was feeling very pleased that I had a good sacristan, a full set of liturgical ministers, and music all set for 8AM Mass. So much so, I treated myself to a Christmas morning (till 9AM anyway) of … Continue reading
The preface of GS concludes with a lengthier section attempting to answer the question “What does the Church have to say to the world?” Though (humankind) is stricken with wonder at its own discoveries and its power, it often raises … Continue reading
Most people, I think, would suggest that the liturgy should be beautiful. In his post below, Todd wrote that all of us should “be joining on common ground to address the cultural factors that prevent us from living up to … Continue reading
Amy starts a discussion, but as my self-imposed limit is up on that thread, let me endorse Peter Nixon’s suggestions: remember Christ is at the center, pray more widely, read more widely, and study history. All too often, we seem … Continue reading
I could not put down a story last night before bed. I’ve been taking this anthology slowly: The Hard SF Renaissance (reviewed here). It’s been a long time since I bothered with fiction outside the novels, but I’ve been missing … Continue reading
John Allen reports on the home front in this week’s NCR: a possible course correction in light of seminary visitations. But if moral theology has somehow been given short shrift, I’m not liking the perspective I read from some folks. … Continue reading