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 September 2013
An ethic of barely disguised selfishness is no longer a Christian ethic. Nor can we afford to raise this to the national level and assume that the world will adjust itself if every nation seeks its own advantage before everything … Continue reading
In our own day, … as regards the preservation of the security and peace of the whole world … the rulers of individual nations, being all on an equal footing, largely fail in their efforts to achieve this, however much … Continue reading
It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. This quote is attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. I don’t know the context of it. I do … Continue reading
By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. Peace may be the third of Saint Paul’s nine fruits of the Spirit, but it … Continue reading
During the Peace Vigil (noon to five in my central US afternoon), I’d like to post hourly on things I’ve found this past week in my reading and research for materials. Why do Catholics pray, and especially fast? What good … Continue reading
Sections 10 through 27 of Go and Make Disciples start with the basics. “What is Evangelization?” I mentioned before the nervousness I sensed from many Catholics, clergy, and even a few colleagues about the term “evangelization.” GMD came out 21 years … Continue reading
Chapter Three discusses “The Proper Celebration of Mass.” The CDWDS covers four topics and today we’ll review an important one, “The Matter of the Most Holy Eucharist.” [48.] The bread used in the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharistic Sacrifice must … Continue reading