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.
Vatican II pages
- DPPL 104: The Crib
- What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?
- The Synod Fathers Speak 7: The Domestic Church
- Music From Jordi Savall
- The Synod Fathers Speak 6: Generativity
- Theology of the Body Stands at the Door, Knocks
- DPPL 103: The Christmas Novena
- The Synod Fathers Speak 5: Path and Miracle
- DPPL 102: Immaculate Conception
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Daily Archives: 3 March 2006
A question I’ve always wrestled with. When I was a boy, it was fairly difficult to hide my eating sacrifices from my mother, who looked after our diets like … well, a mother. One Lent I attempted to refrain from … Continue reading
I don’t mean to be negative here. A previous post, drawing from Fr Robert Taft, did explain that asceticism has a positive, humanistic, and even joyful meaning: we die to self to live for Christ and the total Christ which … Continue reading
My bishop on Lent in his media column this week. Speaking of various practices of penance and discipline, they “will hardly hurt us and may help us gain a new perspective – ultimately a closer, more loving attention to those … Continue reading
I don’t know if capybara is a dietary option for any of you, but in Venezuela, one may eat meat from the world’s largest species of rodent on Lenten Fridays. From the Capybara Page: According to Emilio Herrera, a biologist … Continue reading
Best science fiction of 2005, as chosen by the contributors to the sf site. I’ve read about a third of these books. The others are often very hard to find in print in the US or in libraries. I’ve never … Continue reading
From the Cassini web site: Titan’s smoggy atmosphere glows brilliantly in scattered sunlight, creating a thin, gleaming crescent beyond Saturn’s rings. At this slight angle above the ringplane, the thin F ring shines brightly. Light from Titan’s eastern and western … Continue reading