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: 16 February 2007
Perfectae Caritatis 9 turns the council’s attention to monasticism: The monastic life, that venerable institution which in the course of a long history has won for itself notable renown in the Church and in human society, should be preserved with … Continue reading
One of the better writers on the Catholic Right is Rod Dreher. His commentariat has strung 60-some posts on this thread, “Are we an evil nation?” I have better things to do than read St Bloggers going at it on … Continue reading
You all realize that when the council bishops speak of “lay” communities, they mean sisters and brothers, right? That aside, section 8 begins with a basic description of religious communities devoted to particular and/or various apostolates: There are in the … Continue reading
In our recent back-and-forth on discipleship with the Intentional Disciples folks and our respective commentariats, we focused more or less exclusively on the notion of discipleship and took discernment from there. If I may overgeneralize, discipleship is an invitation of … Continue reading
(This is Neil, again.) There are interesting discussions about the faith of young adults here and here, both inspired by a Catholic News Service story that quoted the Purdue sociologist James Davidson as saying about young Catholics, “They practice their … Continue reading