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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Monthly Archives: April 2006
The movie franchise Star Trek getting resuscitated in two years, according to lots of people online. Going back to Kirk and Company: The Academy Years, from what I’ve read. Maybe that’ll work, though I think heading a bit more into … Continue reading
Enceladus, moon of Saturn, has active geysers pounding ice particles into Saturn orbit from reservoirs just under the surface. They form the E Ring, captured here in an image with two of Saturn’s smaller moons. You’re seeing the ring edge-on … Continue reading
Gaudium et Spes 47 begins a chapter titled, “Fostering the Nobility of Marriage and the Family.” This section sets the table for what will follow in this chapter. The well-being of the individual person and of human and Christian society … Continue reading
You can’t help but love this guy and his approach. I think Serra Clubs and other vocations-concerned groups would do well to listen more to what the pope and other good priests say about their inspiration. Zenit posted part 2 … Continue reading
Section 46 begins part II of Gaudium et Spes, treating “some problems of special urgency,” as the title describes. This council has set forth the dignity of the human person, and the work which (people) have been destined to undertake … Continue reading
Getting away from the parish for a few days: I’ll be heading to Omaha with some diocesan colleagues next Monday for planning meetings for the FDLC (Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions) Meeting next Fall in Omaha. Have you ever been … Continue reading
I have been reading Brother Roger of Taizé: Essential Writings, edited by Marcello Fidanzio (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2006). Here are two excerpts that I hope you will find edifying: More often than ever before young people ask me, “What is the … Continue reading
NPR’s Science Friday looked at the Physics of Music last week. I missed the show, but I’m hoping to listen in sometime this week. It’s a great topic; a close friend took an undergrad seminar in it back in the … Continue reading
Section 45 concludes Part I of Gaudium et Spes. While helping the world and receiving many benefits from it, the Church has a single intention: that God’s kingdom may come, and that the salvation of the whole human race may … Continue reading
So, how were your Divine Mercy observances? Cardinal Sean had dozens of times our numbers, But he had rain, too. The National Shrine had a double-dip of cardinalature. We had a deacon. But the music was very fine. Here’s a … Continue reading
Both Rock and Amy have posted on the Announcement of Ave Maria University coming to KC to conduct lay ministry formation. I knew of the story from the Catholic Key on Thursday (the stories aren’t posted online as of tonight) … Continue reading
In our church we have a copy of a seventh-century Coptic icon from Egypt. It shows Christ with his arm round the shoulder of an unknown friend. By this gesture he takes upon himself the burdens, the mistakes, all the … Continue reading
John Allen reports on a monstrance recovered from Katrina debris and mud, and restored for a papal blessing and a return for prayer use in Louisiana.
Blogs a danger to students. The adult place in this–and I mean non-parent, non-supervisory adults–is a potential minefield. When I first began campus ministry, it was impressed on me the special need for maintaining appropriate boundaries with students, especially undergraduates. … Continue reading