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
Liam on Funeral Lectionary: Lamentatio… Jim McCrea on Mercy and What? Envy? Jim McCrea on The Synod Fathers Speak 1 Anne on Funeral Lectionary: Lamentatio… Jenny2 on The Synod Fathers Speak 1 Liam on DPPL 98: The Advent Wreat… John McGrath on The Synod Fathers Speak 1 FRANCIS J. KIERAS on Lumen Gentium 24 Melody on DPPL 95: Sunday Liam on DPPL 96-97: In Advent
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Category Archives: Lumen Gentium
In our site’s 2,000th post today we continue reading the relationship of Mary with believers: This maternity of Mary in the order of grace began with the consent which she gave in faith at the Annunciation and which she sustained … Continue reading
A bit more today on Mary’s role in the Church and amongst other believers. Notably, that she is our Mother not only because of the image of Jesus as the Brother of the believers, but because her first witness to … Continue reading
Part three of Lumen Gentium’s epilogue, “On the Blessed Virgin and the Church” leads off with a reminder that Christ is the “one Mediator.” There is but one Mediator as we know from the words of the apostle, “for there … Continue reading
Readers today are reminded of the infalliable Marian doctrines. Remember that Christians have long held in faith the witness of grace in the Immaculate Conception and the Dormition/Assumption of Mary. These were not theological insights dropped from heaven in 1854 … Continue reading
The seed of John Paul II’s luminous mysteries are described, in addition to Mary’s participation in the Passion of her Son. In the public life of Jesus, Mary makes significant appearances. This is so even at the very beginning, when … Continue reading
The evangelist Luke presents Mary in a unique way and this tradition is recounted by the council: This union of the Mother with the Son in the work of salvation is made manifest from the time of Christ’s virginal conception … Continue reading