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: 21 October 2013
Some might find this farewell from Jacob to his sons edifying. It had to be edited, as most of the offspring do not get good words from their father. Jacob addresses his eleventh son: Jacob said to Joseph: “I am … Continue reading
What to make of the NJ bishops’ silence on same-sex marriage in their state? Rocco’s twitter feed suggests they’re laying low because of cover-up scandals. It’s not illogical to think so. Reader know I’m more of the mind of bolstering … Continue reading
The issue in rural and urban parishes that once had priests but now do not is a bit different from mission territories which may never have had resident clergy. People remember the Eucharist. They recall the “better” days, if you … Continue reading
Count every head, the memo said. We’ve been fortunate (I think) at my parish because Parents’ Weekend always and Homecoming usually falls in the month we’re directed to count the people who come to weekend Masses. My wife said the … Continue reading
The Church speaks a lot of “vocations,” but way too often misses the mark with limiting this to priesthood, religious life, or even marriage. Another sacrament, a foundational sacrament, forms the core of the Christian vocation. Baptism. It’s everyone’s task … Continue reading