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: 6 January 2009
It’s easier to discern the beginning of an illness in order to anoint than to assess the right point near a person’s death for viaticum. What if we get the timing wrong for viaticum? PCS says: 183. It often happens … Continue reading
This Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the Roman Calendar. Until about ten years ago, these major Christmas feasts (among a few others): Holy Family and Baptism of the Lord used to have one set … Continue reading
Let’s begin with a story. Not about the Christmas Eve band pictured above (though they are a fine band–that comes later). In 1988 I went to Sunday Mass in a rural parish in which I served on weekends for several … Continue reading
Since Vatican II, many Catholics and much of the hierarchy have come to appreciate the “more complete” sign of Communion under both forms. More recently, worries about dangers–real and imagined–have colored this emphasis somewhat. The Pastoral Care rites emphasize it–properly, … Continue reading