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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Category Archives: Church News
RNS blogger Michael J. O’Loughlin is a little nervous about next Fall’s synod on families. His reason: In recent years, Catholic leaders spoke of “family” as a not-so-veiled code meant to denigrate the gay rights movement, fight marriage equality, and … Continue reading
I cannot escape the sense that elder brothers and sisters are being unmasked in the Catholic Church. Robert Royal wrings his hands: (H)e uses phrases that make you worry – as well as think. And unfortunately, it’s looking more and … Continue reading
Vatican Radio has a bit from Fr Federico Lombardi on the Octocards meeting tomorrow. Also on the docket, according to Rocco’s Twitter feed, is the naming of a cardinal to represent Eastern Christians. Makes sense to me. I wonder what … Continue reading
Santo subito 27 April 2014, announced earlier this morning. It happens to be Divine Mercy Sunday. That seems to fit. John Allen: It’s not like Karol Wojtyla, John Paul II, will suddenly become a saint when the canonization ceremony occurs. … Continue reading
It seems like ages ago Pope Francis announced his gang of 8. And now the Big Meeting is this coming week in Rome. John Allen previews it here, and Rocco “whispers” here. Mr Allen cites the meeting as a turning point, … Continue reading
So the rumors are swirling again that Pope Francis will name Marini I to head CDWDS. Except for the entertainment value this appointment provides, I don’t care that much. One commenter: I don’t know what all this anguished grumbling is all … 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.
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
I’d like to use John Allen’s summary as a springboard into what I think are deeper issues with the Pope Francis interview. Another commenter I read today–it might have been on PrayTell–suggested that Pope Francis is operating on a totally … Continue reading
I will tell you that reading these brief excerpts, I feel as if I’m on another planet. I can only imagine what my conservative sisters and brothers must be going through. As a parent and a pastoral minister, I can … Continue reading
We shall see how the tale of the supposedly-extravagant German bishop eventually resolves. The Vatican visitation ended with a concelebrated Mass today–the bishop and the cardinal-diplomat. And an apology from the embattled Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst: The conflicts that erupted so … Continue reading
Monsignor = My Lord. The word is out: the title is on hold, maybe for a while. No more lords, and excising one layer of ecclesial aristocracy? Maybe that’s good. Maybe really good. That said, the finest priest for whom … Continue reading
Finally. Somebody stands up to the detractors. Bishops have basically told LifeSiteNews to shush: The U.S. Catholic bishops stand firmly behind CRS in its commitment to promote and defend human dignity and the sacredness of every human life from the … Continue reading
Remember that breakaway Polish national parish, the one that defied a few archbishops, hired its own priest, and eventually won in court? Now they’re looking for a bishop. Maybe John was posting partly in jest when he suggested that Scottish … Continue reading