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.
Vatican II pages
- Reconciliation Lectionary: John 15:9-14
- Dies Domini 31: The Risen Christ Inspires Community
- EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective
- Cosmos Looks At Lead
- Hell and Remarriage: Whose Business?
- Saints To Be Made
- Dies Domini 30: An Indispensable Day
- Prelates Pressured
- EG 147: Meaning Beyond The Details
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
Reconciliation Lecti… on Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-… Ray MacDonald on Saints To Be Made Devin on Saints To Be Made Jim McCrea on Saints To Be Made Liam on Saints To Be Made Liam on Dies Domini 29: The Day of… John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Monthly Archives: May 2013
So the Archdiocese of New York, since late last century, has bought into a health insurance system that provides for contraception and “voluntary” pregnancy termination. Post and discussion at dotCommonweal here. Archbishop Dolan has tempered his rhetoric as of late. … Continue reading
Moral standards in speaking of another person apply as well to nations: 90. Truth further demands an attitude of unruffled impartiality in the use of the many aids to the promotion and spread of mutual understanding between nations which modern … Continue reading
CathNews has a list of Australian links connected with Cardinal Pell’s legal testimony this week: Cardinal George Pell admits Church covered up cases of child sex abuse (ABC) Cardinal blames inaction, loose entry standards (SMH) Catholic Church covered up child sex … Continue reading
What serve the human race as basic principles for interpersonal conduct, applies as well to nations: 86. The first point to be settled is that mutual ties between States must be governed by truth. Truth calls for the elimination of … Continue reading
I will tell you upfront: I have a skeptic’s eye when it comes to science fiction and fantasy being adapted for the big screen. I’m usually prepared not to like what I see as excesses of flash over substance, and … Continue reading
Archbishop John Myers has ended his public silence on the Michael Fugee affair. He makes reference to another job lost, this time in his chancery: So, effective immediately, the vicar general, Monsignor John E. Doran, has resigned his post and … Continue reading
The favorite Bible verse, as chosen by a four-round, three-way elimination format is Matthew 11:28: Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. How scientific is this result? Not very. 1 Corinthians … Continue reading
How much more can be said about the common good? Is it just a matter of maximizing happiness of the most citizens most of the time? Pope Pius XII suggests something deeper: 85. But one of the principal imperatives of … Continue reading
Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter align low in the Western sky this weekend. If your skies and horizon are clear, you can check a solar system triangle that shifts evening to evening. This conjunction got me thinking … how close do … Continue reading
Dei Verbum now joins the constitutions on the Church and liturgy as documents with open pages on this site. Check the header above and the side bar to the right. Every post of those three documents has been cleaned up, … Continue reading
Today in Pacem in Terris, we begin Part III. Let’s leap into international relations: 80. With respect to States themselves, Our predecessors have constantly taught, and We wish to lend the weight of Our own authority to their teaching, that … Continue reading
A few days late, but enjoy Sonata XIII from Heinrich von Biber’s Rosenkranz Sonaten. A student recently introduced me to these works, and I was surprised and deeply moved by this music. I would love to see all fifteen works … Continue reading
It’s a battle of prayers in the Arizona House. Atheist Rep Juan Mendez on Tuesday: Most prayers in this room begin with a request to bow your heads. I would like to ask you not to bow your heads. I … Continue reading
After a spate of Pope-Francis-is-really-arch-conservative stories spouting up the past week or two, we get this bombshell from daily Mass yesterday: In a passage that may prompt a theological debate about the nature of salvation, the pontiff also declared that … Continue reading