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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Monthly Archives: September 2013
The bishops recount the Pentecost experience (GMD 70) as well as the discipleship of the Blessed Mother (71) and Peter (72) as they penned this brief section introducing the “Goals and Strategies” of Part II (70-74). Paragraph 75 reveals the bishops did not … Continue reading
The five-year terms of reform2 consultants has expired, and Pope Francis has named others to the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. Commentary at PrayTell. Original news piece here.
A few related threads from different sources in the blogosphere caught my attention today. This essay that follows doesn’t have a clear conclusion, really. It’s more an unfinished line of thought. So if you readers have more to add, to refine, feel free. … Continue reading
Wrapping up Chapter IV, we examine mismanagement of Holy Communion. There are serious penalties for mishandling the Sacrament, but to incur, the action must be “voluntary”: [107.] In accordance with what is laid down by the canons, “one who throws … Continue reading
Part One of the document finishes up with a section called “Led in the Spirit.” It does us good to reflect on the movement of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel accounts (Cf. GMD 65-67) and how Jesus allowed himself … Continue reading
Details on the preparation of Communion from the Cup: [105.] If one chalice is not sufficient for Communion to be distributed under both kinds to the Priest concelebrants or Christ’s faithful, there is no reason why the Priest celebrant should … Continue reading
I mentioned yesterday that our parish library found itself with an extra copy of James Martin’s first memoir, In Good Company: The Fast Track from the Corporate World to Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience. I see there’s a tenth anniversary edition … Continue reading
Sections 61 through 64 address “Why We Are Issuing the Plan Now.” It’s a good question. GMD was issued 17 years after Pope Paul’s Evangelii Nuntiandi, the premier universal document on evangelization since Vatican II. It came 27 years after Ad Gentes. … Continue reading
Another long passage that probably does not see a lot of use with the Sacrament of Penance. This important passage in Romans 7 is too long and repetitive for either form I or form II. But it is worth a … Continue reading
The discussion from RS 100-12 expands to consider how the Precious Blood is offered to the laity. It should be illustrative to consider these methods in light of clergy receiving Communion. [103.] The norms of the Roman Missal admit the … Continue reading
In the second week of the online Ignatian retreat, we are advised to probe more deeply into our stories of faith. It has been a rich experience thus far, unearthing old episodes in my life and looking a bit more … Continue reading
Go and Make Disciples 56 introduces the third goal of evangelization. The four sections that follow go into a bit more detail on this. Recent events, plus the witness of Pope Francis seem to suggest that Christian witness must go beyond … Continue reading
The pope’s interview went 12,000 words. How many millions have the pundits spilled on it? I liked this Jesuit’s commentary. Francis is giving us a lot to do. His fresh air brings new life to the church and renews the … Continue reading
Buster Olney thinks MLB has a problem: So the problem with what the Astros have done really isn’t about the Astros. The problem is the system, which can reward calculated failure, and this should be a serious concern for Major … Continue reading