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
- Joyful Alleluia
- 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
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: Commentary
Brian Pellot writes a weekly Monday blog for RNS on religious freedom. Since he writes from the UK, the post is up before most of us in the Americas wake. Today’s installment is here. Lots of angry Muslims lead off. And most prominently, … Continue reading
I’ve been following NLM these past few weeks, and commenting there a bit. I think they forgot they banned me a number of years ago. My days may already be numbered there–who knows? Another voice seems to be giving up … Continue reading
It seems that the bulk of canon lawyers are working on numbers 1055-1165, about seven percent of the legal corpus. What happens if, over the next few years, taking action on declarations of nullity fades away? Will the Church’s canon … Continue reading
The Brits are amused at American persnicketiness over jaywalking. Nice feature here. Nice quote from lawyer Ray Thomas a specialist in pedestrian and bicycle law: People in law-enforcement tend to identify with a motorist’s perspective. It’s their version of being … Continue reading
As the years have passed, it’s taken me a bit to get used to seeing people born after I was: being my employer and pastor getting elected my president appointed to the College of Cardinals There are others, but these … Continue reading
We’ve had three non-Italian popes in a row. It used to be expected that the occupant of the Chair of Peter would be from Italy. It was so for centuries. Now that the pattern has been broken, I wonder when … Continue reading
People across the Catholic ideological spectrum are questioning the decision to fire the pregnant teacher in Montana. I’m not even going to tell you what I think. You regular readers know what I think. Another pr disaster that spreads ripples … Continue reading
“The Cover” is several days old but the commentary on it continues to roll out. After a few days, perhaps said commentary becomes a little more thoughtful and nuanced. From Twitter, I was alerted to Lincoln’s Bishop James Conley’s piece in First … Continue reading
Thomas Reese SJ thinks Pope Francis made his first mistake by dropping the red hat on four curia bureaucrats. I think probably not. From the NCR blogger: True reform must destroy the papal court and turn it into a civil … Continue reading
I thought about it, but at first I wasn’t going to blog on this. Peter Nixon (for more than a decade, one of the people who have mastered this thing called blogging) on Adam Shaw’s “War on Aspiration”: I generally don’t … Continue reading
Marking a hundred years of history is often a big celebration. This new year is the centenary of the once so-called Great War. At the top of the news list on BBC this morning is this glowing treatment. I have no … Continue reading
It’s been a long time since I perused ads for parish music positions. What do you make of this dream job I saw advertised at the Musica Sacra Forum: (Church) is looking for an organist and assistant in sacred music. … Continue reading