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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It’s too bad the headline speaks of a fight and a win, but if a contest between a bishop and a lay person must be spoken of as a conflict, it might be better for the lay person to come … Continue reading
… say the Filipino bishops. Conference president Jose Palma, Archbishop of Cebu suggests renewal of faith rather than imitating Good Friday: While we are trying to discourage these practices we cannot also judge their intention, especially those who have made … Continue reading
Clever. Artistic. Not a Harry Potter thing at all. Read up on the Herald feature here. Then visit the anonymous artist’s site to explore Stations of the King’s Cross a bit further. From the artist: It would be great if the wonder … Continue reading
My wife thought I was crazy bringing this book to bed on a cold winter’s night. But tucked in under the covers, I enjoyed last week’s read from Arizona State’s professor of exploration (that title is so cool) Edmund Stump. … Continue reading
I don’t know how far Santa Monica is from the La Brea tar pits, but it sure looks like the non-believers scored a slam-dunk into the sticky black for the War On Christmas this year. Atheists 18, Christians 2, Jews … Continue reading
Jimmy Mac sent me the link to this piece from the Irish Independent. What a title: “Vatican’s finest can’t bridge deep schism.” A promising ecclesiastical dream team, no doubt. But it brings to mind another famous five that enjoyed a … Continue reading
A friend in Kansas City and I were chatting last week. I kept the conversation away from the troubles there. But near the end of our talk he said the whole situation remains “a mess.” After today’s news, maybe another … Continue reading
My friend John is in the US, visiting. I think he hits town here in the Midwest sometime next week. His bishop (John’s image from his blog, right) will be resigning soon, and is seeking Vatican permission to run for … Continue reading
(This is Jimmy Mac) As we all know, once one gets about 50 miles from a major metropolitan area, radio rapidly descends into the bowels of political insanity, theological inanity and musical vapidity. Ergo – Thank God for satellite radio! … Continue reading
Three Catholic church buildings for sale in Canada: a dollar apiece. Here’s the ad: If an acceptable proposal is received, the Diocese of London will transfer said property (ies) to the successful proposer for $1 (one dollar) The purchaser won’t … Continue reading
An interesting news note at UCA about the first Eastern Catholic liturgy celebrated in an inculturated Cantonese style. Perhaps a few of our Eastern Christian friends would care to comment. Congregational music was apparently no problem, according to a visiting … Continue reading
The diocesan-commissioned report is out from Kansas City. Another wave of anger in the commentariat here, but we would have expected that. The Graves report states: Although he was considering assigning Fr. Ratigan to the Archives Department of the Chancery, … Continue reading
Bishop Bill Morris casts a long shadow down under. Toowoomba Catholics, ticked off their bishop was ousted, have sent their missives to 1,369 Australian parishes. (S)ome bishops, including Canberra Archbishop Mark Coleridge, have told parish priests not to distribute the … Continue reading
Why do you think a priest asks his bishop to take a leave of absence? Vote, then check here for the news from Butuan, Phillippines.