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: 15 August 2008
I read my former bishop’s column on “authentic Catholic schools.” Bishop Finn (image credit: Joe Cory, Catholic Key) says a lot of good things, including the headline that schools should be forming saints. I agree. I also agree with this … Continue reading
Two council documents, on the Church, and on the ministry and life of priests, are quoted to start off: With regard to presbyters, the following should be recalled from acts of the Second Vatican Council: “Although presbyters do not possess … Continue reading
(This is Neil) In the West, today marks the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the East, today is the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. For the most part, the “Assumption” and … Continue reading
Jack Smith of my previous diocese has done some yeoman journalism work getting to the bottom of the Bodies Revealed exhibit. He’s uncovered deception in the claims that the Kansas City bodies actually belonged to people who had given permission … Continue reading
We continue Pope Paul VI’s apostolic constitution on the approval of new ordination rites. This post, the Holy Father covers the bishops. First, a long quote from Lumen Gentium, on which we blogged about two years ago. The holy Synod … Continue reading
Inflatable churches are not new, but this is an interesting story I found linked on the America blog. Check out the BBC video with this quotable from Father Andrea Brugnole, head of the Sentinelle del Mattino, a youth-driven evangelization effort: … Continue reading