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
- Checking Up On Secular Christmas
- Mediator Dei 51-53
- Aparecida 9-12: The Challenge of New Times
- Those Uppity Germans
- EG 9: Delightful and Comforting Joy
- C8 Looks At CDWDS
- Mediator Dei 50
- Douthat On Liberals On Pope Francis
- Aparecida 6-8: The Giftedness of Latin America and the Caribbean
- Jesuit Missionary, First and Foremost
Liam on Those Uppity Germans FrMichael on Jesuit Missionary, First and… Liam on Jesuit Missionary, First and… Jesuit Missionary, F… on From The Abbey, To The Farthes… Leo on Cardinal Mahony Featured Devin on Advent Music: E’en So, L… Todd on Funeral Lectionary: Wisdom… Charles E. Miller, J… on Funeral Lectionary: Wisdom… EG 6: Lent Without E… on Funeral Lectionary: Lamentatio… Liam on A Cardinal’s Perch
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Category Archives: US History
I have no memory of this day fifty years ago. My parents were both Roosevelt Democrats so it seems likely they both voted for and supported the president in the 1960 elections. But I don’t recall anything of their reaction to … Continue reading
As the Continental Congress was emboldened to declare independence, it also made plans to issue its own money. Ben Franklin provided the design–including that cheeky motto. And some rich folk contributed silver, brass, and pewter for some pattern strikes. … Continue reading
Before you buy that slice of apple pie today, reflect a moment before you hand over that $2 bill.
Ian O’Neill at Universe Today describes a bit of the Google satellite that produced this image.
My wife was watching PBS earlier tonight, Ken Burns’ profile of Thomas Jefferson. A good quote for many things today, though I didn’t catch the context in which the third president said it: A good cause is often injured more … Continue reading
Will we Americans get a fifty-first state, do you think? We’ve already gone the longest period in US history without adding a new one. Anita picked up a map reproduction several months ago and it was only recently that I … Continue reading
Most everybody probably missed it. I know I did. When we Americans woke up on the morning of 11 July this summer, our nation had gone the longest period in its history without adding a new state. The time between … Continue reading
… feel free. Y’all realize that the DofI was approved by congressional vote on the 2nd of July, right?