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.
Vatican II pages
- EG 19: The Church’s Missionary Transformation
- Mediator Dei 65
- Does Romance Fit A Christian Christmas?
- EG 17-18: Discussion Topics
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Matthew 3:1-12
- Mediator Dei 63-64
- EG 16: The Scope and Limits of this Exhortation
- Merton in Advent, 1948
- Mediator Dei 62
- EG 15: Evangelization is Foremost
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Daily Archives: 20 February 2009
Our parish celebrated a memorial service this evening. I believe the funeral and burial were earlier this week at a family town of origin. But a small group gathered to pray for our widowed parishioner and his family. They chose … Continue reading
One of the hang-ups of present day Catholicism is over ministry. Lay or clergy. Ordained or not. Active or receptive. Passages like today’s illustrate the Church doesn’t think in this way. Ministries are complementary: they work together to cooperate most … Continue reading
That bishops, by default, get a column in diocesan organs sometimes might speak of the low quality of Catholic print journalism. David Gibson at Pontifications notes a little conversation between the President and Bishop Tobin of Providence. Except it didn’t … Continue reading
Check out this movie of our home planet rising over the moon’s rim just as the sun is peeking out from a total eclipse of the Earth. The image right is the classic shot taken by the Apollo 12 astronauts: … Continue reading
Thanks for a good budding thread on Liturgical Ministry Sunsets. One comment I noted was the presence of somebody who knows things at the church doors. At my new parish, there’s an excellent sense of presence from my staff colleagues. … Continue reading