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: 9 February 2006
NASA is readying for a robotic reconaissance of the moon. In two years, the first of orbiters like this will swoop in low over the lunar surface and scout out potential landing sites for the American return to the moon. … Continue reading
Make a date this weekend to see the confluence of the moon, Saturn, and the Beehive. Respective distances: 240,000 miles, 800,000,000 miles, 3,500,000,000,000,000 miles. Latin lovers will be curious to know the Roman name for it was Praesepe (in English, … Continue reading
Here’s another challenge for my readers. Our parish has been given a somewhat open-ended gift to put in an elevator in the church. The liturgy committee is concerned that the finance committee might move ahead with a plan without consultation. … Continue reading
The following excerpt is from Douglas Burton-Christie‘s “Simplicity, or the Terror of Belief: The Making and Unmaking of the Self in Early Christian Monasticism,” Cistercian Quarterly Review 40.4 (2005). Too often, as Professor Burton-Christie says, we dismiss the monastic ideal … Continue reading