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
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Mark 10:32-45
- Reform2 Dialogues OCP
- Is Survival The Plan?
- DPPL 36: Evangelization Distant From Rome
- Pulling Saints Down To The Level Of Scandal
- Defining A Martyr
- Inspector Lewis
- DPPL 34-35: The Divorce of Liturgy and Spirituality
- Aparecida 68 – National Financial Concerns
- 3,804,655 hits
Category Archives: Lumen Gentium
We’re so close to the finish line on Lumen Gentium, so let’s wrap it up a bit early. It gives great joy and comfort to this holy and general Synod that even among the separated (believers) there are some who … Continue reading
Some final reflections on Mary from the council in today’s and tomorrow’s last sections from Lumen Gentium: V. Mary the sign of created hope and solace to the wandering people of God In the interim just as the Mother of … Continue reading
Vatican II on Marian devotion, first the good: This most Holy Synod deliberately teaches this Catholic doctrine and at the same time admonishes all the sons of the Church that the cult, especially the liturgical cult, of the Blessed Virgin, … Continue reading
Part IV of Vatican II’s look at Mary is titled, “The Cult of the Blessed Virgin in the Church.” We’re clear that “cult” is understood as something other than the current main definition, right? You know we’re talking spiritual devotion, … Continue reading
While I’m home tonight for a bit, let’s post on Vatican II, especially since I wrote it weeks ago and just put in this bitty preamble to finish it off for posting. Mary as model for holy believers: But while … Continue reading
The council bishops reflect briefly on Church as mother: The Church indeed, contemplating her hidden sanctity, imitating her charity and faithfully fulfilling the Father’s will, by receiving the word of God in faith becomes herself a mother. By her preaching … Continue reading