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: Lumen Fidei
Optimism about the young: 53. In the family, faith accompanies every age of life, beginning with childhood: children learn to trust in the love of their parents. This is why it is so important that within their families parents encourage … Continue reading
The next two sections explore “Faith and the family.” Let’s draw out the themes of this section which provides important material which deserves a deeper reflection–probably a theological treatise of its own: 52. In Abraham’s journey towards the future city, … Continue reading
The Holy Father’s exploration of the common good wraps up with this section. Would you have supposed this close connection between a believer’s faith in God and the human community? Let’s read: 51. Precisely because it is linked to love … Continue reading
The fourth and final chapter of this encyclical letter is titled, “God Prepares A City For Them” (cf. Heb 11:16). Other commentators have remarked about the references to the letter to the Hebrews in this encyclical. It does provide a conduit … Continue reading
Wrapping up Chapter Three, an affirmation of the Church’s magisterium, based on tradition that stretches from the Scriptures to Vatican II: 49. As a service to the unity of faith and its integral transmission, the Lord gave his Church the … Continue reading
Pope Francis makes a case for faith as a body of belief, taking things a bit beyond faith as a quality of virtue: 48. Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity. Precisely because … Continue reading