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
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Daily Archives: 16 December 2013
A headline and a fair and honest quote from the St Paul-Minneapolis archbishop, John Nienstedt, preaching at a suburban parish in his diocese. He also was quoted in CNS: The negative news reports about past incidents of clerical sexual abuse in … Continue reading
Pope Pius XII misfires on citing the author of Hebrews as Saint Paul. That anonymous author is indeed the source of much of New Testament-based teaching on the high priesthood of Jesus Christ. As is Saint Augustine, as cited in Mediator … Continue reading
The introduction closes with a few paragraphs that are exhortations, calling for joy and hope, noting how faith in Christ is the foundation for this document. As a sign of renewing hope, the bishops cite Pope Benedict in paragraph 15, … Continue reading
Rocco has early goods on the switcheroo at the Congregation of Bishops: +Burke and +Rigali out. +Wuerl in. We’re reminded there of an earlier dust-up between the old and the new. Maybe this was the parting shot. I’ve never been … Continue reading
Pope Francis has supposedly shut the door on appointing women to the college of cardinals: I don’t know where this idea sprang from. Women in the Church must be valued not “clericalized.” Whoever thinks of women as cardinals suffers a bit … Continue reading
BBC reports that two different figures in the National Security Agency are in public differentiation about offering amnesty to fugitive Edward Snowden. I’m a skeptic on the line that Mr Snowden had a better course of action: report wrongdoing within … Continue reading