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: Nostra Aetate
The young miss was running late this morning, so on the drive to school I heard NPR’s spot on Pope Benedict’s letter to an Italian conservative author casting doubt, supposedly, on interfaith dialogue. The NYT has a cryptic summary, and … Continue reading
I hope that you’ve noticed that the Paulist Fathers have decided to continue the interrupted second century of publication of the Catholic World in an online format. One of their sections involves reprinting articles from the long past of the … Continue reading
I hope that you’ve been carefully reading Nostra Aetate along with Todd. Midstream: A Jewish Monthly Review held a panel on Nostra Aetate, printed in its September/October 2005 issue. Dr Eugene Fisher, associate director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and … Continue reading
NA 5 concludes the decree: We cannot truly call on God, the Father of all, if we refuse to treat in a brotherly way any man, created as he is in the image of God. Man’s relation to God the … Continue reading
Addressing the spiritual bond between Christians and Jews … Thus the Church of Christ acknowledges that, according to God’s saving design, the beginnings of her faith and her election are found already among the Patriarchs, Moses and the prophets. She … Continue reading
Affirmation for the followers of Islam: They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable … Continue reading
Nostra Aetate, by its nature being a “decree,” is more of a collection of affirmations rather than religious criticism. From ancient times down to the present, there is found among various peoples a certain perception of that hidden power which … Continue reading