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: 12 July 2013
Good question. In a similar way, it seems, as Muslim astronauts do. Swedish Muslims north of the Arctic circle have a challenge–options, really, in addressing the observance of their holy month. Can they adopt the “time” of Mecca or Medina? … Continue reading
I noticed a post at the Deacon’s Bench on the question of a Catholic deacon attending a same-sex wedding/ceremony. Greg goes into great detail on his reply. My own sense is that nearly any situation would be unique. The number … Continue reading
With this post, we get into the meat of the encyclical letter. Chapter One (sections 8-22) will occupy our attention for the next two weeks, exploring the theme “We have believed in love.” Today through Monday, we will explore Abraham … Continue reading
Persistent Catholic blogger Brandon Vogt offers a petition and an explanation for changing the licensing mechanism for Church documents. He has over 200 comments on his thread already. I haven’t checked the petition. I’ve been approached about signing a few petitions … Continue reading
The Sermon on the Mount covers three chapters in Matthew’s Gospel. There are some long narrative teachings, like the Beatitudes. And there are some that are abruptly short, like this one: Listen to what the Lord says to us: If … Continue reading
Paul and Augustine on the Eucharist: 40. The Eucharist creates communion and fosters communion. Saint Paul wrote to the faithful of Corinth explaining how their divisions, reflected in their Eucharistic gatherings, contradicted what they were celebrating, the Lord’s Supper. The … Continue reading