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: 14 March 2009
Gunther Simmermacher has a thoughtful piece up on The Southern Cross web site. The conclusion avoids ideological extremes, but will still be unwelcome to those who prefer to view the Church through rose-colored glasses: The experiences of Southern Africa therefore … Continue reading
I’m still getting the hang of Facebook. Lots of photos in that medium, but I still relish the blog format more. I will share an image my wife clicked of the other two family members during the recent wedding reception … Continue reading
Sherry’s response on the recent thread about Vatican II tells you all you need to know about the institutional poverty of the four centuries prior to Vatican II. Her list of top saints I would also acclaim. But three bishops … Continue reading
Not from a sense of self-congratulation, but I do want to mention this blog is fast approaching the 5,000-post mark. It will happen sometime Monday or Tuesday next week. With tens of millions of inactive blogs still littering the silicon … Continue reading
I saw the whole clip of Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer online yesterday. (I write this post as a television anti-apologist–shh! Don’t tell my wife.) For a comedy channel, it seemed to be more serious than most of what I’ve … Continue reading
I held off from mentioning my own reaction to one key passage in the pope’s letter of this past week. Here are the Holy Father’s words: The Church’s teaching authority cannot be frozen in the year 1962 — this must … Continue reading