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: 26 April 2011
Interesting story. Father Z even backs up the bone-headed notion that human knowledge is ordinarily required for a person to benefit from sacramental life. It’s even more interesting that the priest offered Anointing of the Sick instead of the Eucharist. … Continue reading
The WSJ thinks there’s something to the Brits’ royal wedding upstaging the JP2 beatification. I’m not so sure. The events are two days apart, aren’t they? True believers of the Catholic strain would flock to Rome in any event, wouldn’t … Continue reading
The NCReg calls out Cardinal Justin Rigali for suspending priests with credible abuse allegations. The “equal treatment” protest rings hollow to me. People who misbehave should be treated differently than the virtuous. Many of the men who were placed on … Continue reading
Pope John Paul gets a reference in his approval of inculturation as a principle of liturgical reform: 2. In his apostolic letter Vicesimus Quintus Annus, the Holy Father Pope John Paul II described the attempt to make the liturgy take … Continue reading
Jack Smith at my former diocese’s print organ has developed a parallel blog of some interest. I think Jack is misinformed on some of his views–but certainly not all of them. The attempt to invigorate a pretty insipid medium like … Continue reading