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: My Family
An unexpected grace: the pastor asked me to assist with setting up for a special Mass this morning. My city is hosting Odyssey of the Mind, and the father of one of the participants died. The funeral was being celebrated … Continue reading
My older brother passed away a year ago today. My wife puts stock in anniversaries. I didn’t do that, but I wonder … Yesterday I attended a meeting with the same group that met the day I got word of … Continue reading
One of my favorite greetings to our 17-year-old cat is, “I count on Count.” Mi gato bello. People who meet him think he’s female, but he’s always been a “man’s cat,” as my wife says. Lately, he’s been spending a … Continue reading
After mowing yesterday, my head was sore. That, despite popping (unprompted) the pill my wife usually has to insist I swallow. And no wonder, TWC’s pollen alert: Type Level Tree High Grass Very High Weed Moderate Grass is my worst … Continue reading
Up till now I haven’t had anything to say about Sean Harris, that evangelical pastor who favored/favors beating sons who seem effeminate or gay. David Gibson RNS summed up his rant, his retraction, and his mystification. Even my apology is … Continue reading
The call of the wild … Little does he know that a white cat is ill-adapted for life in the wild.
The young miss has an algebra test in a few hours. This semester has not been going well for her. She dropped off the soccer team partly because she insists she can bring up her math grade from a C. … Continue reading
Having a few days off after Easter has given me time to catch up on a few things. Taxes. Yard work. Today I was mowing past the six-foot high trunk of an apple tree felled by lightning shortly after we moved … Continue reading
That was more of a disaster than I was counting on. I’ll get the Dance posts back up when I reconstruct the brackets. Maybe by Saturday. Home pc had a bigtime meltdown this week. Replacement, the first in a decade, … Continue reading
In the past week, I’ve had five blog visitors from Vatican City. Not too bad for such a small European domain. I wonder what they came to look for and what they saw when they got here. The single most … Continue reading
The young miss came home yesterday from a weekend with her aunt. While I was at church last night, something happened to the home computer. For some reason, the browser reset and I seemed to lose about a thousand well-organized … Continue reading
Last night I went clubbing for the first time in years, if not decades. My cousin Sam from back east was passing through Iowa on the way to a week-long series of gigs in Colorado with his band, Thunder Body. … Continue reading
I’ve been following the story of what appears to be a ticket scam by an Iowa woman. One victim complained he took out a loan on his house, hoping to sell the tickets at a profit, repay the loan, and … Continue reading
I don’t think telemarketers quite get it. My daughter has been getting bugged by calls from an 800-number. She asked me today if I could get them to stop. For me, that’s an easy solution. And for many, maybe most … Continue reading