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
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
- Jubilation and Pink Slips
- EG 146: Reverence for Truth
- Dies Domini 28: The Gift of the Spirit
- Which Worship Aids?
- Private Masses–Bleah!
- EG 145: Preparing To Preach
- Dies Domini 27: The Day of Christ-Light
- One of Our Own
- The Best Pastoral Easter Liturgy (That Might Get People To Return Next Sunday)
John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah! Devin on Socks Off Devin on The Best Pastoral Easter Litur… Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Todd on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Category Archives: Ministry
The cardinal committee is meeting with Pope Francis today, tomorrow, and Thursday. The first curial department under the microscope is the CDWDS. Federico Lombardi, SJ, Vatican spokesman: They have to start somewhere. It’s a good place to start. Leadership in Liturgy has … Continue reading
Check this devastating report on Cardinal Roger Mahony. The man has largely disappeared from public view since the conclave. But in retirement he still blogs, mainly in immigration policy advocacy. The report seems thorough and balanced–more than fair to a man … 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
Rocco posted the text of Archbishop Charles Chaput’s talk to the bishops of the Americas. This is the third and last in a brief series analyzing his address and looking to points of affirmation and criticism. I do know that … Continue reading
Archbishop Chaput’s frank talk makes me think he might actually be farther along to a fuller experience of the truth than his detractors might give him credit. He rightly topples Karl Marx: But the real opiate of the people – … Continue reading
Rocco posted the text of Archbishop Charles Chaput’s talk to the bishops of the Americas. I’d like to devote a few posts to it. Most of you probably know I’m not a particular fan of a man largely perceived as … Continue reading
Bishops, pastors, and parishes can get into tough spots these days. UCANews picked up the NCR story from across the Pacific on the ousted pastor, the firm bishop, the Vatican appeal, and the outraged parish. A brief local piece from … Continue reading
One of my least edifying experiences in ministry was acting as an advocate for declarations of nullity. In my training, I was urged to accompany the people seeking annulments, looking for opportunities for healing and insight. It was difficult work, reviewing … Continue reading
It’s out in the open that Pope Francis and next Fall’s Family Synod planners are intent on soliciting the input of Catholic laity. The bishops of England and Wales seem to have hit the ground running. David Gibson reports otherwise … Continue reading
My archdiocese conducts a Pastoral Study Day twice a year for clergy and lay people. It’s a good opportunity to catch up with colleagues. Today, the new archbishop spoke at length in the afternoon session, expounding on his reflections on … Continue reading
One of the great graces of campus ministry is mentoring young student leaders. Recently, one of them was describing concern over a (perceived) character flaw that seemed to be an obstacle to effective ministry. I suggested adapting the Ignatian Examen. … Continue reading
The NYT has a feature on a Christian dorm at a public university (Troy, in Alabama) built and run by Catholics. Different opinions, including a thumbs-up from university chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr: It is not about proselytizing, but about bringing a … Continue reading
Liam put me on to this interview. The second thing that struck me was the Holy Father’s approach to dialogue: Proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense. We need to get to know each other, listen to each other … 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