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
- Funeral Lectionary: Psalm 148
- A Better Dismissal?
- DPPL 11: The Primacy of the Liturgy
- Pope Francis on Creativity IV: Dialogue
- Four Abuses of Peace, Plus Perhaps Another
- EG 267: For the Greater Glory
- Football Foam
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Matthew 18:15-20
- The Francis Effect Afield
- DPPL 9-10: Piety and Religiosity
Funeral Lectionary:… on Wedding Lectionary: Psalm 148:… Jim McCrea on Four Abuses of Peace, Plus Per… John McGrath on EG 267: For the Greater G… Jim McCrea on On The Run Again Jim McCrea on Bloom Where Planted Jim McCrea on The Francis Effect Afield Jen on Bloom Where Planted Todd on Sixteen Days David D. on Sixteen Days Anonymous on Ron Hansen @ America
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Category Archives: Miscellaneous
With the onset of the US bishops’ Fortnight, this site will honor free Christian women and review some of their accomplishments over the next two weeks. Over the centuries, they only sought to be free to serve, honoring the movement of … Continue reading
Don’t you just love the English language? Maybe if you’re not so much an English student … “Re” and “turn.” Doesn’t seem to imply anything other than making another turn. I may be driving in a car and I turn … Continue reading
A disruption in blog service? Todd is away and I can say – and you can see – that I have not exactly stepped up to the plate. Here is it June 5, and the blog has been quiet since … Continue reading
An interesting article one of my staff colleagues sent me suggests that today’s college students are quite clueless about dating. BC philosophy professor Kerry Cronin offers extra credit in one of her classes that deals with ethics and moral choices. … Continue reading
Cardinal Bertone pushes back against his detractors, as reported here. In a general way, I did mention him last week as part of an episcopacy that is now being openly questioned by all comers. From his letter to dioceses he served: I … Continue reading
Another first for me. Even after more than thirty years of liturgy and music, I continue to experience novel things. I tapped a young man to lead least night’s Palm Sunday procession (we walk around the church building). But he … Continue reading
I had never heard of this. So they took extra red cells today at the blood drive. I looked over at the tubes and the little centrifuge machine next to my arm. Probably not the best idea, as light-headedness ensued.
No posts today in internet prime time. I was working the local election all day today. One bond issue. Interestingly enough, the building up for possible renovation is where we worshipped while in exile from last year’s fire. News just in … Continue reading
On Easter Sunday 1999, Pope John Paul II released a Letter To Artists. The Holy Father was an artist himself, a poet, a playwright, and an actor. So he has some credibility even to those outside Christianity based solely on his … Continue reading
I was struck by the gracious summary on NCRep by Thomas Reese, SJ on Pope Benedict. This piece of analysis rang true to me: As a German professor, he was used to lecturing students who took down his words, memorized them … Continue reading
When I was in the post-college discernment group for potential seminarians in the early 80’s, the diocesan vocations director asked me if I was considering religious orders. With my affirmative answer, he said he would communicate my name to various … Continue reading
One might think this is just your average liberal Catholic troublemaking blog, given the traffic we have, and that we used to have. The truth is that most of the people who visit these pages are, by far, planning weddings … Continue reading
CNS put up a short interview with the Anchoress today, several months after her book on idolatry came out. (Reviewed earlier here.) CNS struck me as poking a bit with their headline, “Pope Francis craze may be idolatry …” Turns … Continue reading
As I’ve been making my way through the online Ignatian retreat here, one of the exercises from early on encouraged us to review our lives. One point, as I experienced it, was to lead to a deeper gratitude for God’s … Continue reading