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: 7 May 2011
We used to call it the Great War, but in the sense of glory or accomplishment, there is nothing “great” about it. Ghastly would be a better term. Several years ago I read a substantial history of it, and I’m … Continue reading
For the second time this year, a former pastor of mine has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. Fr Everett Hemann, a longtime friend, has begun a blog to keep friends and family informed. Father Ev hired me in 2008, … Continue reading
As the years have passed and my retreats away have piled up, I’ve made very few converts to the extended retreat. Surprisingly, not every priest for whom I’ve worked appreciated them—but they all gave me the time off. Most of … Continue reading
Two New Testament examples for inculturation. First, Peter’s dream of the blanket of unclean animals descending from heaven, leading to the initiative that Gentiles did not have to convert to Judaism in order to embrace Christ. And Saint Paul, that … Continue reading