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: 25 February 2009
The General Introduction distinguishes between parish priests who have the responsibility of pastor, and priests and deacons who do not. 13. It is the duty of parish priests (pastors) to assist the bishop in the instruction and baptism of the … Continue reading
Excellent homily here from the pastor at the noon Mass. He touched on the three pillars briefly, but zeroed in on the passage from 2 Corinthians, especially this: So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through … Continue reading
The cross, with which the ashes are traced upon us, is the sign of Christ’s victory over death. The words, “Remember that thou art dust and that to dust thou shall return” are not to be taken as the quasi-form … Continue reading
(This is Neil) The following excerpt is from Merton’s short article, “Ash Wednesday,” which appeared in Worship in 1959. (If I remember correctly, it was later reprinted in Seasons of Celebration .) It is necessary that at the beginning … Continue reading