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
Jim McCrea on On The Run Again Jim McCrea on Bloom Where Planted Jim McCrea on The Francis Effect Afield Jen on Bloom Where Planted Todd on Sixteen Days David D. on Sixteen Days Anonymous on Ron Hansen @ America Todd on Bloom Where Planted Evelyn on Wedding Lectionary: Psalm 145:… Jen on Bloom Where Planted
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Daily Archives: 21 September 2013
Archbishop Jackels preached this evening, and I loved his structure, content, and his use of a very good speaking voice. He was somewhat soft-spoken, but another parishioner commented on his gravitas. He sang the presidential prayers. My wife liked that, … Continue reading
Most often, I meet authors through their books, and them amble over to their web sites or blogs. More rarely do I read a book by someone I’ve known first as a blogger. Elizabeth Scalia’s Strange Gods is featured in … Continue reading
How do ordinary lay people receive Communion? In the hand or on the tongue, with a caution: [92.] Although each of the faithful always has the right to receive Holy Communion on the tongue, at his choice,[Cf. GIRM 161] if any … Continue reading
Our new archbishop visits the parish this weekend. Our Sunday 7pm Mass is often a stumbling block for visiting priests or homilists. I think Archbishop Jackels was given the option of when to leave, but to his credit, committed to … Continue reading
Over at RNS, Mark Silk isn’t above tweaking ideological foils. He takes aim at Rod Dreher’s piece here. A lot of Catholic handwringing, even the little that’s coming from the Left, seems to me to be more “elder brother” fussing. … Continue reading
Concluding the chapter on “How Evangelization Happens,” Go and Make Disciples addresses in turn non-Catholics Christians (42), Jews (43), and non-Christian religions (44). If part of evangelization is ongoing renewal, then it would follow that “dialogue and cooperation” (GMD 42) is … Continue reading