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: 2 August 2006
Perhaps it’s a timely confluence as our series on Dei Verbum comes to a conclusion. Amy opens the door to her posse’s distrust of modern biblical scholarship, hammering away at Q a bit, and the commentariat rushes into the breach. … Continue reading
This section prescribes reading (first) and study (second) for clergy and other leadership: Therefore, all the clergy must hold fast to the Sacred Scriptures through diligent sacred reading and careful study, especially the priests of Christ and others, such as … Continue reading
Word plus tradition: a foundation on which to build: Sacred theology rests on the written word of God, together with sacred tradition, as its primary and perpetual foundation. By scrutinizing in the light of faith all truth stored up in … Continue reading
This section affirms the value of studies in Patristics and liturgy as well as the Biblical studies that preceded the council. Why? Not necessarily for knowledge’s own sake, but for the pastoral aim of enlightenment, strength, and love on the … Continue reading
I’ve just learned that Cardinal Johannes Willebrands, a great ecumenist who was the very first secretary of the Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, has passed away. I don’t have much time for any real reflection, which would be inadequate … Continue reading
Strangely enough, my first contribution to this blog took the form of a post on authority, based on a Trappist’s meditation on St Luke’s account of Jesus’ healing of the man with a withered hand (Lk 6:6-11). Since I would … Continue reading