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: 25 March 2006
The comment threads on recent Gaudium et Spes posts got me thinking. I’m surprised that a generally positive document in which the Church attempts to dialogue with the world at large garners so much consternation. I could take a great … Continue reading
He looked pretty good for being born during the French-and-Indian War. Died of liver failure a few days ago. If only General Clive hadn’t fed him that imported British booze. More healthful living and maybe some yoga and Addwaitya might’ve … Continue reading
German scientists may have breakthrough on the ethical impasse on embryonic stem-cell research. My cynical side still tells me ESCR is about corporate profits more than profitable research. Time will tell.
MRO sends back test images from Planet 4. See the bitty box on the lower right? Magnification factor twelve, Mr Spock. Mars may not be big on moons or ice, but it sure has interesting geology.
Fr Tucker reports on traditantrums in northern Virginia and the blogdom: I think it’s totally disproportionate and exaggerated that out of the mountain of emails I’ve received on the Diocese’s two new permissions, almost all of them have to do … Continue reading
Zenit interviews a priest of the Fall River diocese. It’s a good concise history of the issue, not terribly biased. In responding to the question, “Are the laity rising up to defend the Church?” Father Landry raises a challenge of … Continue reading
We saw a good production of my daughter’s favorite musical last night. I find that as I get older I can more easily enjoy youth theatre. We saw the local high school do a very satisfying stage version of The … Continue reading
Gaudium et Spes 37 discusses the shadow side of progress: Sacred Scripture teaches the human family what the experience of the ages confirms: that while human progress is a great advantage to man, it brings with it a strong temptation. … Continue reading