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
- DPPL 30: Medieval Seapration of Liturgy from Vernacular Piety
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Mark 12:28-34
- DPPL 28-29: The Middle Ages
- Neglect the Weightier Matters
- DPPL 27: Saint Gregory the Great
- EG 288: With Mary, Mother of the Living Gospel
- DPPL 26: Liturgical Families
- EG 287: Mary, Star of the New Evangelization
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Category Archives: My Family
I’m not a fan of the practice of taking a confirmation name. I have “Andrew,” the first apostle and my boyhood parish’s patron. But I didn’t know better in ’72. The young miss settled on Hildegard. I approve of that. … Continue reading
Hitting the road in a few hours. The young miss gets a cardiology check-up in Kansas City twice a year, and tomorrow morning is the first of these in 2013. That these fall during the school year is a slight … Continue reading
The post title is how the doctors in Florida described my sister-in-law. I want to thank all those who prayed for her and for my wife and our family. It looked very bleak on Good Friday: taking her off the … Continue reading
Last night, I almost exhausted myself shovelling a walking path to the street. Ames got ten inches yesterday, but the drift in front of the house was well over a foot. I expected the schools to be open. I wanted … Continue reading
The much-anticipated/dreaded blizzard has struck Iowa tonight. We had some thunder and lightning with the snow. That last bit was freaky. The entire family has been holed up inside today. Despite two-thirds of us getting flu shots, we were all … Continue reading
Lately, I’ve been tapping into my assessment from forty years ago that female teens were intimidating, strange, and just a cause for worry. These days, I just can’t figure them out. Tuesday I asked the young miss, “It’s the last … Continue reading
My wife uncovered this ten-year-old image of naptime. The young miss at age five, I believe. Splinter, our last white cat. Must have been a rough day at the parish, at pre-K, and in the rat race.
The young miss with our younger cat. He cuddles unlike any other cat we’ve had. But he always has his eye out for prey.
Recently I was researching a bit into my daughter’s heart condition. In previous generations, she would have been like Pearl. There were no reconstructive surgeries possible, and she would have died long before she was ever available for adoption. I never … Continue reading
Our daughter has always been very hands-on with the family pets. They tolerate handling from her they resist mightily with me or my wife. She can sit our cats up in her lap like babies. We try it and they … Continue reading
I had not considered blogging on the college visits today, but I may offer a few words at this time. My family lived in Kansas City from 2002 to 2008, and we’ve gotten good care for our daughter’s heart condition … Continue reading
Posting will be light for the next thirty-six hours. Off for an out-of-town medical appointment for the young miss, plus her first two college visits. Spammers, may I please direct your attention to the numerous Catholic web sites that get more … Continue reading
My mother’s only sibling passed away last Friday after nearly ninety-one years of life capped by a four-month struggle with cancer. She was my last and favorite aunt. Despite the trip aligning with the first three days of Iowa State … Continue reading
The man who used to be my daughter’s favorite priest pleaded guilty yesterday before going to trial. One “chapter” of a gritty and dirty Kansas City book is ending. Parents are relieved that their children will not have to testify … Continue reading