about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
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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Daily Archives: 23 December 2005
I thought it’d be nice to leave the site with another pretty face at the top of the posts. This image combines visible light filters with the UV portion of the spectrum to bring out the upper atmospheric haze, that … Continue reading
I notice on Amy‘s liturgy thread a commenter named Joe has been giving as good as he gets. Indeed, he’s already been painted as a heretic for daring to disagree with the Liturgical Echo Chamber that often passes itself off … Continue reading
Optatam Totius includes an unnumbered conclusion: The Fathers of this holy synod have pursued the work begun by the Council of Trent. While they confidently entrust to seminary administrators and teachers the task of forming the future priests of Christ … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 21 shows the council bishops had their thinking caps on. They concede the degreed young priest is still a work in progress: Since priestly training, because of the circumstances particularly of contemporary society, must be pursued and perfected … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 20 says it: They should also be taught to use the aids which the disciplines of pedagogy, psychology, and sociology can provide, according to correct methodology and the norms of ecclesiastical authority. The social sciences get a bad … Continue reading
And if we happen to stumble across a little beauty, that’s a bonus. Check the Cassini link on the sidebar for more pics (usually B&W) and for the scientific details.