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
- Letter To Artists 7d: Iconoclasm Emerges
- EG 107: Vocations
- Letter To Artists 7b-c: Architecture, Poetry, and Gregorian Chant
- EG 106: Two Areas Of Progress In Youth Ministry
- Cynic Alert: Phantom Wealth
- Mercy, Wide and Late
- Letter To Artists 7a: The Origins of Christian Art
- Cosmos, The Next Generation
- EG 105: Youth Ministry
- The Vice Principal Strikes Back
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Category Archives: science fiction
I had heard of the show on its original 2002 run on Fox, but I never tuned in. I’m not sure I should’ve, as my tv wasn’t hooked up to a Nielsen box. From what I read, the network really … Continue reading
The movie franchise Star Trek getting resuscitated in two years, according to lots of people online. Going back to Kirk and Company: The Academy Years, from what I’ve read. Maybe that’ll work, though I think heading a bit more into … Continue reading
Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, which, though a bit slow going at the start, has a deep appeal. The author herself describes it as influenced by Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien (among others). How can you go wrong … Continue reading
Loved the new series. My wife had never heard of it. It’s on the SciFi channel Friday nights. Now I have something to look forward to watching on tv.
Harry’s out today. Naturally my wife was practically the first in line to get it. Naturally, I prefer the books. Naturally, the forces of good (hyperactive Christians) are massing against the forces of evil (JK and her minions). Me? I … Continue reading
Best science fiction of 2005, as chosen by the contributors to the sf site. I’ve read about a third of these books. The others are often very hard to find in print in the US or in libraries. I’ve never … Continue reading
Movies, that is, according to Rick Norwood, media reviewer for the sf site. St Blog’s hot (and other) spots: The Da Vinci Code by Akiva Goldsman, from the novel by Dan Brown. Goldsman wrote A Beautiful Mind. But he also … Continue reading
I could not put down a story last night before bed. I’ve been taking this anthology slowly: The Hard SF Renaissance (reviewed here). It’s been a long time since I bothered with fiction outside the novels, but I’ve been missing … Continue reading
Bernard gave me food for thought on the last SF thread. He’s right and I’m wrong there’s absolutely no good SF on tv. Battlestar Galactica is better than average, though there’s something about it that doesn’t quite grab me. Maybe … Continue reading
Frequent guest Brigid asked about Dune when her turn at the SF author quiz turned up that tome’s creator, Frank Herbert. On occasion I run across someone nearly or totally uninitiated to the world of science fiction and they ask … Continue reading
So I’m this guy, by quiz. I even like his writing, though he is a bit of a pessimist.
Finished Robert Reed’s Marrow (reviewed here) and The Well of Stars (reviewed here) earlier this week. Good SF that could’ve been better. The basic idea is an interstellar ship the size of Neptune is inhabited with tens of billions of … Continue reading
Watching too much Star Trek. Count me as a teleportation doubter. Big time. More likely that we’ll be able to pour human consciousness into a space probe and get there lightweight, though I’m still holding out hope for an elevator.
China Mieville’s Iron Council, reviewed here. I really like Mieville’s writing, but it takes me a long time to get through his books. Another review here confirms my early suspicion, but I’m seeing it through to the end. New York: … Continue reading