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
- Gregory of Narek
- A Dissent Against A Bishop
- Katharine Drexel, Sixty Years Into Eternal Life
- Mutuae Relationes 49: Women Religious
- DPPL 239: Venerating Images And Guidance
- Lenten Reflections: Praying One Word At A Time
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Genesis 45:1-8
- Mutuae Relationes 48: Exchanging Information
- DPPL 238: The Council of Nicea Addressed Sacred Images
- Mutuae Relationes 47: Information
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Daily Archives: 23 August 2005
Do you know the concept? Some historical incident went differently than it did, and a science fiction author goes to town on the possibilities opened up from it. Ward Moore’s time traveller from a 1950’s science commune in the impoverished … Continue reading
Delegation. Love it or hate it, the council indeed left many specifics to the future work of bishops, commissions, and experts in particular fields. This sacred synod prescribes that in the revision of the code of canon law suitable laws … Continue reading
Close to the end of the document … Since pastoral needs require more and more that some pastoral undertakings be directed and carried forward as joint projects, it is fitting that certain offices be created for the service of all … Continue reading
Vatican II wasn’t a completely head-in-the-clouds experience. Christus Dominus 39-41 speaks of “fitting boundaries” for dioceses and ecclesiastical provinces. National or regional episcopal conferences are to work out details, then submit “suggestions and desires” to Rome.
Those who see the USCCB as a candidate for bureaucratic downsizing, consider Christus Dominus 36: From the very first centuries of the Church bishops, as rulers of individual churches, were deeply moved by the communion of fraternal charity and zeal … Continue reading