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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I took some heat on a neighboring blog for my tart comments about our American bishops. I believe that 20% or less of our bishops are good bishops. (Another commentator thought I was being generous.) I will state from the … Continue reading
I see two Pope Benedict images posted yesterday on the Chant Café. PrayTell linked and translated this piece on the lament of Georg Gänswein: I must be honest with myself about this. It is an ache, finding my way with … Continue reading
I watched coverage from Brazil this morning. The young miss said it was a good thing her cell was on silent during 4th period. I think I sent about 20 texts. Our associate pastor is from Ghana, so we’ll have … Continue reading
RNS columnist Kevin Eckstrom thinks the plans for the post-nuptials are in bad taste. I don’t begrudge a couple that wants to travel. I am curious about this timetable of Thomas Williams than I am about his and his bride’s … Continue reading
Bishop Kicanas emphasizes the “need not creed” principle in this video. The negative comments are a hoot.
It’s the 6th of December and it’s the feast day of one of our favorite seasonal saints. I listened to a few more holiday stations while transporting the young miss to school today. This week’s radio count now stands at … Continue reading
I have to confess my main problem with many conservative ideas and ideals is that they strike me as unintelligent, lazy, self-indulgent, and even on occasion hypocritical (values for thee, not for me). Ross Douthat has a rep as a … Continue reading
One of Ross Douthat’s friends is crowing: “NOW it’s your turn to be part of the loyal opposition,” a fellow Catholic journalist said to me earlier this year, as Pope Francis’s agenda was beginning to take shape. … Now, he … Continue reading
At the Catholic Herald, commentator Francis Phillips is concerned about the blossoming movement favoring euthanasia. He writes: It strikes me that the push for euthanasia in this country is driven by a cadre of influential atheists with a fear of … Continue reading
The tremors of civil war continue to shake the Catholic Right. Here. Also, here, in case you wouldn’t have guessed it. I get the unease with the pope. I’ve felt that way once or twice myself in the past thirty-five … Continue reading
I love when students tweak the administrative establishments in their schools. Take this young man dressing up as Jesus, who got an initial thumbs-down for being possibly “offensive.” I suppose non-Christians would blanch at the Lord, complete with crown of … Continue reading
Amused, dismayed, but not surprised about South Carolina atheists being turned away from volunteering at a soup kitchen. Eve Brannon: I told them we wouldn’t wear our T-shirts. We wouldn’t tell anyone who we are with. We just want to … Continue reading
It takes guts, or something, to be a pastor and to suggest in one’s parish bulletin it may be time for a fresh start with one’s diocesan leadership. One assumes he might mean a new bishop, vicar general, and others … Continue reading
I was reading RNS’s quote of the day from Deal Hudson. I don’t want to be called a “Conservative Catholic” anymore. That caught my eye. There’s a short piece in Catholic Online, and here’s a little more perspective: Labels in … Continue reading