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: 9 May 2011
CNS headlined this brief piece on the Irish Christian Brothers. I have some history with the order, having attended a high school that was half-run (the boys’ side) by them. My subjective experience there was pretty straightforward. I thought two of my … Continue reading
Paul Krugman’s commentary on Western elites pushing for war, tax breaks, and financial lawlessness got me thinking about a century ago*, especially on this point: So it was the bad judgment of the elite, not the greediness of the common … Continue reading
One last bit from the Southern Hemisphere: check out today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, a panoramic image from the Very Large Telescope Array in Chile. All sorts of goodies are in view that you don’t see from north of … Continue reading
In browsing Australian sites this morning, I ran across this video feature of Fr James Alison speaking of the nature of homosexuality and Catholicism. It’s only 9.6 minutes, but as a thought-provoking bit for your Monday, very much worth it. … Continue reading
For Australians, this story doesn’t seem to want to die. Click here for an ABC Radio podcast that includes a feature on fired Toowoomba bishop Bill Morris. The ABC site also has some background information on Vatican-Australian tensions. Ditto on … Continue reading
Some cynicism from Fr William Grimm’s “Clueless or Complicit” essay on UCA: The quick beatification of Pope John Paul II is presented by the Vatican as a response to the voice of the Church at large. Since the Vatican is … Continue reading
Jewish worship and Gentile traditions underlie the early Christian Eucharist: 15. In gathering together to break the bread on the first day of the week, which became the day of the Lord (cf. Acts 20:7; Rv. 1: 10), the first … Continue reading