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
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Daily Archives: 26 August 2013
Kenneth Lang’s book blends astronomy, art, and history. It’s a unique volume to my experience, and mostly an enjoyable read. Professor Lang looks at five major topics, in five large chapters: Cosmic Vision, War, and Technology Brave New Worlds Motion, … Continue reading
Remember last week the supposed “mystical experience” that reportedly led Pope Benedict to resign? His personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein says not. There is nothing true in that story. “That story” was published by Zenit. I used to trust Zenit … Continue reading
Been cooking the past few days. Don’t ask why; I just get in a mood. With the Iowa heat wave of ’13 in full swing, no idea why the family has been getting hot meals the past few nights. Tonight, … Continue reading
The CDWDS completes its instructions for priests in this first chapter. Most laudable of the lost opportunities would be the suggestion to encourage family prayer. But there’s more: [32.] “Let the Parish Priest strive so that the Most Holy Eucharist … Continue reading
Kevin O’Brien, SJ, has a brief, thoughtful, and helpful piece in the WaPo. Those going off to college this time of year are in the midst of the most significant transition of their lives. Academically, these high school graduates will … Continue reading
My colleague Fr Richmond preached at our four Masses this past weekend. If you want the reference to the coconut tree, check his homily two weeks ago.
Aging with grace. That is still ahead of me. I suppose if I continue blogging, you readers will see the aging, and if I’m unfortunate, the gracelessness of that. My wife is almost always too nice to be critical. She … Continue reading