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: 24 November 2006
The Cassini site posted this near-overhead view of the moon Pan in the Encke Gap of Saturn’s rings. The night side of the little (16 miles long) moon is lit by reflected sunshine from the planet Saturn. I think … Continue reading
The Pittsburgh Catholic offers some suggestions for coming back to church. I don’t know if many inactive Catholics read diocesan news organs, but I do know that many Catholics do. As the holidays approach, let me expand on the theme … Continue reading
CNS reports on the latest American bishop. The outgoing Bishop Franklin, as a parish priest, preceded the pastor who hired me to serve this parish in 1995. The nice shot on the homepage gives you a good sense of our … Continue reading
Steve posted an excellent essay the other day. Including this summary: For those who are seeking abortions, what are we doing to offer them alternatives? Where can they go to get some counseling and support? Do we accept them with … Continue reading
More on the catechumenate in this section: In mission lands it is found that some of the peoples already make use of initiation rites. Elements from these, when capable of being adapted to Christian ritual, may be admitted along with … Continue reading
In today’s selection, we read the call for the restoration of an adult catechumenate: The catechumenate for adults, comprising several distinct steps, is to be restored and to be taken into use at the discretion of the local ordinary. By … Continue reading
How do your parishes treat yesterday’s observance? I know Canadians have their Thanksgiving on October, so the same question applies. Any other nations with an official or semi-official holiday like that? In Iowa, the neighborhood ecumenical Thanksgiving had longer … Continue reading