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
- Reconciliation Lectionary: John 15:9-14
- Dies Domini 31: The Risen Christ Inspires Community
- EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective
- Cosmos Looks At Lead
- Hell and Remarriage: Whose Business?
- Saints To Be Made
- Dies Domini 30: An Indispensable Day
- Prelates Pressured
- EG 147: Meaning Beyond The Details
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
Reconciliation Lecti… on Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-… Ray MacDonald on Saints To Be Made Devin on Saints To Be Made Jim McCrea on Saints To Be Made Liam on Saints To Be Made Liam on Dies Domini 29: The Day of… John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Category Archives: Adoption
Zenit interviews a priest of the Fall River diocese. It’s a good concise history of the issue, not terribly biased. In responding to the question, “Are the laity rising up to defend the Church?” Father Landry raises a challenge of … Continue reading
Amy has opened the book on the Boston Catholic Charities and great gay adoption adventure. The commentariat isn’t far behind. I said my piece there already, and besides, my readers here are well aware of what emphasis I place on … Continue reading
A bit more careful editing, please. I have to admit that I didn’t get grammar until I began taking Latin in high school. Then when I studied German in high school and college, I really began to understand it. So … Continue reading
“PrayingTwice” asked a few questions to fill in the background of the last three posts. I’ve alluded to some of these questions, and given answers elsewhere, but here they are in a condensed format: Concerning the adoption at such a … Continue reading
Tony summarizes his position, with which I agree: #1. If the agency is to be called Catholic, they have to follow Catholic teaching. The Boston agency in question would lose public funding. I haven’t read in between every line of … Continue reading
… so let’s try to clear it up. Bill didn’t like my earlier post today about adoption. Too bad. I’m still more concerned about America’s 127,000 kids in the adoption pipeline than I am about Bill’s feelings. He’s a grown … Continue reading
… not about the parents. Bill Cork weighs in on a Boston globe piece: Bishops’ gay ban may cost millions – The Boston Globe; bottom line for secularists–you won’t get our money if you don’t do what we want. I … Continue reading
CNS reports from Rome on a seminar entitled “The Homosexual Question: Psychology, Rights and the Truth of Love.” It seems one-sided to me. And a bit paranoid. In a public conference Feb. 23, professors teaching the seminar spoke at length … Continue reading
Mark Shea can be a snappy writer sometimes. But occasionally, he’s just clueless. And not enjoyable. Like this headline: 16 States Have Citizens Sensible Enough to Think that Experimenting on Children with Gay Adoption is a Bad Idea 34 States … Continue reading
The water of discussion is pretty well poisoned to begin with, so it’s hard to see that saying anything at all about it will come to much good. Amy reports on the Boston Globe editorial. While respecting the church’s right … Continue reading
CNS reported last week that the Metuchen Diocese has inaugurated an adoption assistance program for employees that offers both financial assistance and paid time off, believed to be the first such program in any U.S. Catholic diocese. A positive … Continue reading
It’s a problem shared by most all of us. That U Washington study I’ve linked before confirmed that every major world religion, including the ones perceived as male-dominated in hierarchy, have more women than men participating. Though we know women … Continue reading
Four years ago we picked up our little girl and brought her home to live with us. (She was little then.) Anita remarked that couples take much longer to court and decide to marry than we got to get to … Continue reading
Fertility Treatments were not our method of choice for having a child, and I can appreciate, however slightly, the urge to have a child of at least 50% of a couple’s genetic make-up. These procedures, and especially the “tourism” aspect … Continue reading