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: 3 December 2008
Anointing of the sick may take place during Mass, as most contemporary Catholics know and experience it. What does the rite say? If the sick person and her or his family and caregivers are to receive Communion, celebrating the Mass … Continue reading
Chalk up another “dumb Catholic” lesson from the conservatives. At dotCommonweal, Eduardo Peñalver sums up the Kmiec-for-Vatican ambassador discussion. Interesting quote from Steve Bainbridge: Kmiec went so far as to write a book trying to persuade pro-life Catholics that it … Continue reading
The prophet Isaiah gets all the daily Lectionary “press” in Advent, but Jeremiah too has a book of consolation: chapters thirty and thirty-one. The people that escaped the sword have found favor in the desert. As Israel comes forward to … Continue reading