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: Sports
Mid-afternoon today my wife asks if the Super Bowl is on ESPN. No, I said, network, but I’m not sure which one. Uh oh, she said. The basic cable tier has been off and on all week. Huh? I thought … Continue reading
I don’t really follow the NBA, but I like this comment: I think the NBA is so important to Christmas that what we really need to do is increase from five games to 10, and we need to start them … Continue reading
I’m surprised more pro teams don’t turn to yoga like my hometown soccer Rhinos. Assistant coach Bill Sedgewick: I played a lot of minutes and I was never injured. I felt fresh. I felt it was the best way for … Continue reading
Here’s a good question for the sports-minded. An Austrian journalist and (of course) the Salesian News Agency are promoting Saint John Bosco. It’s probably not lofty enough for John Paul II, who still awaits official sainthood. He was a very … Continue reading
The young miss and I mostly dozed through this morning matchup in the World Cup. It’s been cool to have an offspring who likes sports. When we were at the doc yesterday, we excused ourselves to the car to pick … Continue reading
Tom has his dander up about it. I’m sure his commentariat will be crushing Hyundai by refusing to buy their next automobile from that corporation. What do you think? Thud? Blasphemy? Cute? I would have thought the soccer ball would … Continue reading
The French want the African vuvuzela banned from the stadiums. Except for the efficient and devastating German side, it seems the monotone B♭ is suppressing scoring at the World Cup. Captain Patrice Evra: We can’t sleep at night because of … Continue reading
Starting at number 2, on the AMS White Team … My daughter, the athlete. Dad is proud.
A nice-looking web site from Africa on the upcoming World Cup tournament, a first that an African nation hosts, and the opportunity of faith: This is an opportunity to highlight the important role that sport plays in our African cultures. … Continue reading
My favorite sportswriter from my previous city has a good piece up advising us to ditch pro athletes as our idols. Read it and see if you can argue against the conclusion: Let’s hold ourselves to the standards we hold … Continue reading
Brian St Paul has a thoughtful post on being a sports fan. It’s nice to be free of the ball and chain that is my television with a sports event on it. On the other hand, adversaries in the liturgy … Continue reading
Had dinner with my elder brother, his wife, and her friend and employer last night. They popped in at 7PM Mass at the parish–always a nice surprise. We went to a local pub/restaurant for decent food and weak service afterward. … Continue reading
Dale asked about my NFL prognostication for the upcoming season in progress. I’m not really excited about football this fall. I think the 49ers are for real but the Jets aren’t. I have doubts on the Cowboys and Patriots and … Continue reading
Assorted brief non-liturgical commentary, in no particular order … – I heard on NPR yesterday that US physicians support a public option 73-27 percent, despite AMA opposition. A college chum offers some sense in the face of anti-choice arguments. – … Continue reading