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: Guest Writers
The bishops at Aparecida looked at the coming of the Gospel to the Americas and the ongoing evangelization with what I think are somewhat rose-colored glasses. In paragraph 4, the bishops see the openness to the Gospel, rooted in the … Continue reading
2. We were joyfully gathered together with the Successor of Peter, Head of the College of Bishops. His Holiness Benedict XVI has confirmed us in the primacy of faith in God, in his truth and love, for the good of … Continue reading
In the first paragraph, the bishops recall the purpose of their meeting: We have done so as pastors who want to continue to advance the evangelizing action of the Church, which is called to make all its members disciples and … Continue reading
The methodology used in the Aparecida document has its roots in Belgium, where Father (later Cardinal) Joseph Cardijn of Belgium founded the Young Trade Unionists in 1919 (which became the Young Christian Workers in 1924). The methodology which he used … Continue reading
In May 2007, the bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean met at the shrine of the Virgin of Aparecida in Brazil for their fifth general conference. The Latin American Bishops Conference (CELAM) began in the 1950s with the first … Continue reading
So here I am posting daily here at Catholic Sensibility, which is such a liturgy blog, and I have said so little about liturgy. I’m in way over my head talking about liturgy on these pages! Make no mistake, I … Continue reading
Let me begin by saying, I’m not much of a Latin scholar. Clarification – I am no Latin scholar. Although I remember how much I loved my little missalette in Latin and in English, as a child, always ready to … Continue reading
(Today I offer you my first guest post. I am grateful and quite humbled to be hosting Catholic Sensibility this week.) Last week someone mentioned to me that they dreaded this weekend because they could not bear to hear another … Continue reading
Guest blogger Fran Rossi Szpylczyn gives us a look into someone who was the last of a unique group of women that began in the Middle Ages. During the 12th century, groups of women began to form for common life; … Continue reading
Guest blogger Fran Rossi Szpylczyn gives us insight into a very worthy woman. Imagine that you are born in a place that sometimes belongs to one country, Romania, but at other times belongs to another country, Hungary. Imagine that you … Continue reading
(This is Fran’s contribution, who blogs here and here.) This well-known and well-loved passage seems to be rarely chosen for a funeral Gospel in my experience. I’m not really sure why that is. The words paint a very clear picture … Continue reading
As the Fortnight for Freedom continues, so does our series looking at the freedoms and trials of various women. My good friend Rae Reilly generously offered to write an essay. Given her recent sojourn Down Under, the choice of saint seemed a natural. … Continue reading