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: 7 January 2008
Church musician Lisa Lynne Mathis offers an essay in The Christian Century that puts a perspective of experience on church music. It includes: Singers in particular often perform music in church for all the wrong reasons. We singers are profoundly … Continue reading
In principle, the notion can’t be faulted: A leading Vatican official has proposed a worldwide program of eucharistic adoration to seek spiritual reparation for the damage caused by the sexual abuse of children by priests. Cardinal Claudio Hummes, prefect of … Continue reading
Zenit is back from Christmas break, and Father John Flynn sums up the fuss over Tony Blair joining the Catholic Church. John Smeaton, national director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said in a Dec. 22 press … Continue reading
Diana Macalintal, who blogs at Work of the People, posts on the proclamation of the date of Easter. Obviously, I missed it. But does anybody else use these proclamations at liturgy, or do you just tell the masses to read … Continue reading
Paul Gilster at Centauri Dreams writes of a scientific paper he’s reviewing that analyzes the potential oxygenation in Europa’s sub-crustal ocean. We know Europa has liquid water beneath its icy veneer. The challenge for those seeking off-Earth life is considerable. … Continue reading
Rich Leonardi posts his usual poke at the Bishop of Rochester. Today’s sin is being conservation-minded. Cardinal Pell doubts climate change, and that’s good enough for Rich. From Pell’s mouth: Perhaps they’re looking for a cause that is almost a … Continue reading