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 76: A Basis For A Relationship
- DPPL 75: General Principles for the Renewal of Pious Exercises
- A Few Surprises
- DPPL 73-74: Liturgy and Pious Exercises
- The Armchair Liturgist: A Last Optional Word
- DPPL 72: Pious Exercises a Part of Worship
- Bumping A Bishop
- What Did Jesus Teach?
- DPPL 70-71: Pious Exercises
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Category Archives: Pacem In Terris
Is it easy to apply Christian moral principles in the world? Pope John thinks not: 154. In this connection We think it opportune to point out how difficult it is to understand clearly the relation between the objective requirements of … Continue reading
Pope John offers a familiar complaint: 153. We consider too that a further reason for this very frequent divorce between faith and practice in Christians is an inadequate education in Christian teaching and Christian morality. In many places the amount … Continue reading
Pope John observes a certain de-Christianization fifty years ago. We should be clear that the divorce between Western culture and Christianity is not new, nor could we probably ever claim the West had totally bought in to the “Christian spirit.” … Continue reading
Picking up on 147-148, these two sections continue the case for what Pope John terms an “apostolate” in the workplace: 149. And yet even this must be reckoned insufficient to bring the relationships of daily life into conformity with a … Continue reading
Today in Pacem in Terris, things continue on an evangelical bent, with the suggestion that the laity are in the front lines of bringing the perspective and mind of Christ into human endeavors: 147. And yet, if they are to … Continue reading
We come to the final major section of Pacem in Terris. In Part V Pope John offers a series of “pastoral exhortations.” Lay people should not retreat or withdraw from the world, but engage it, and bring Christ to it … Continue reading
Today’s sections begin with a recounting of post-WWII developments. Nothing theological; just historical and affirming, starting with the UN: 142. The United Nations Organization (U.N.) was established, as is well known, on June 26, 1945. To it were subsequently added … Continue reading