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: John 15:9-14
- Dies Domini 31: The Risen Christ Inspires Community
- EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective
- Cosmos Looks At Lead
- Hell and Remarriage: Whose Business?
- Saints To Be Made
- Dies Domini 30: An Indispensable Day
- Prelates Pressured
- EG 147: Meaning Beyond The Details
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
Reconciliation Lecti… on Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-… Ray MacDonald on Saints To Be Made Devin on Saints To Be Made Jim McCrea on Saints To Be Made Liam on Saints To Be Made Liam on Dies Domini 29: The Day of… John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Tag Archives: Year of Faith
The sacraments provide the core of the third chapter of Lumen Fidei. We come to the end of this line of thought in today’s post, what I find to be a luminous reflection on the creed. After reflecting on this … Continue reading
Pope Francis explores the multivalent character of the Eucharist: 44. The sacramental character of faith finds its highest expression in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is a precious nourishment for faith: an encounter with Christ truly present in the supreme act … Continue reading
Today, a look at infant baptism. I remember this being an issue more in dispute about a generation ago. Sometimes there were alternate whiffs of magicalism or pelagianism about it. Baptism could be a decision (rather than an election). Baptize just … Continue reading
We continue the interface between sacraments and faith with this section. Baptism is the topic of today’s post. Pope Francis writes of the powerful symbols of baptism. From the roots of Judaism–the call of God to conversion, we experience immersion as a symbol … Continue reading
Baptism is less the first moment of transmission. It’s far from being a membership card of a completed personal project, but the beginning of an ongoing process of formation: 41. The transmission of faith occurs first and foremost in baptism. … Continue reading
Today we look at a new subheading, “The sacraments and the transmission of faith.” This exploration will cover the next six posts in this series. Remember that you can access the entire document here. 40. The Church, like every family, … Continue reading
Are you convinced of an individual faith? The conclusion of the sub-chapter, “The Church, mother of our faith,” may disturb your premise: 39. It is impossible to believe on our own. Faith is not simply an individual decision which takes … Continue reading
One thing the Church provides with regard to the counter with Christ is surety. Individual experience might leave us in doubt, but a relationship with others does not. Or should not: 38. The transmission of the faith not only brings light … Continue reading
We commence a look at chapter three (37-49) which will occupy us for thenext two weeks. The Scripture quote given is “I delivered to you what I also received” (cf. 1 Cor 15:3). As we continue a bit past the … Continue reading
Chapter Two wraps up with a section entitled, “Faith and theology.” 36. Since faith is a light, it draws us into itself, inviting us to explore ever more fully the horizon which it illumines, all the better to know the … Continue reading
This numbered section falls under its own heading, “Faith and the search for God.” Theologian Tina Beattie thinks she sees the hand of Pope Francis very strongly in it. Let’s read carefully: 35. The light of faith in Jesus also … Continue reading
A familiar recent papal topic comes up. My sense is that subjectivity is partly a reaction against what often seems an arbitrary exercise of authority in the world. Many people are prepared to align with absolute truth. The problem is … Continue reading
Christianity’s integration of faith and reason owes much to the African philosopher Augustine: 33. In the life of Saint Augustine we find a significant example of this process whereby reason, with its desire for truth and clarity, was integrated into the horizon … Continue reading
We’ll start another three-sections today with the heading “The dialogue between faith and reason.” This should be interesting, so let’s read: 32. Christian faith, inasmuch as it proclaims the truth of God’s total love and opens us to the power … Continue reading