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: 19 September 2013
The plan for the first week of the Ignatian online retreat is to page through my life as if it were a photo album. Sometimes it has been more like a soundtrack. Yesterday, an unpublished song by my friend Mike … Continue reading
I will tell you that reading these brief excerpts, I feel as if I’m on another planet. I can only imagine what my conservative sisters and brothers must be going through. As a parent and a pastoral minister, I can … Continue reading
Slavery is a difficult topic these days, as well it should be. Women and children are enslaved. Men, too, but one hears less of that. Addicts know well the sense of enslavement to drink, drugs, sexual stimulation, food, and other … Continue reading
The young miss reported her high school in lockdown around lunch time today. Fortunately, this was a precaution as no intruder made it into the school, and people were all safe inside. The bad thing, of course, is that weapons-bearing … Continue reading
Canon law is cited for the celebration of First Eucharist. But this section is not without problems. [87.] The First Communion of children must always be preceded by sacramental confession and absolution.[Cf. Code of Canon Law 914; S. Congregation for the … Continue reading
These three sections of Go and Make Disciples acknowledge the situation of Catholics who were once with us but no longer express an active faith life. The bishops concede some of the many reasons: poor formation, alienation from Church teaching or … Continue reading