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: 13 June 2006
A bit of clarification on what should replace the American Quiet Mass. I’ve not been much of a fan of them. I did attend them through most of my high school days, due to other activities, so I’m well familiar … Continue reading
A change in pastors always stirs things up in a parish. I wanted to share with you a letter I received today at the parish. But first, I’m going to provide the pertinent section of my bulletin column that inspired … Continue reading
That’s what future planets of Beta Pictoris might develop. The star is a toddler, only twenty million years old. Planet formation is still millions of years away, but right now, the kid sports a halo of carbon gas. Here’s a … Continue reading
Gaudium et Spes now turns its gaze to politics. Chapter IV of Part II is titled, “The Life Of The Political Community,” and it begins by recognizing the upheaval in political structure of the 50′s and 60′s: In our day, … Continue reading
Gaudium et Spes encourages a sterling example from J&P (not JPII) believers: Christians who take an active part in present-day socio-economic development and fight for justice and charity should be convinced that they can make a great contribution to the … Continue reading
This section of Gaudium et Spes addresses property rights, starting on a sensible point: Since property and other forms of private ownership of external goods contribute to the expression of the personality, and since, moreover, they furnish one an occasion … Continue reading