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
- Joyful Alleluia
- 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
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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Daily Archives: 15 September 2006
Perhaps this puzzling title will seem to refer to the recent and disturbing controversy in the Middle East over a lecture that very few people have actually read. But I would like to look at Europe’s own past, and more … Continue reading
In the original Pauline Theology of the Body, diversity is a big plus for Christians, and nowhere is this diversity so noticeable as in the laity: By divine institution Holy Church is ordered and governed with a wonderful diversity. “For … Continue reading
Scientists acquit the sun of serious wrongdoing on the global warming front. Some Republicans will no doubt react by putting their fingers in their ears and singing la-la-la at the top of their lungs. Actually, there could be solar influence … Continue reading
Pluto’s slightly bigger rival and the chief architect of demoting #134340 from planethood got a name this week. The celestial object formerly known as Xena (with moon formerly known as Gabrielle) will now be called Eris. The moon was named … Continue reading
No … not that kind of organ. Nor that … We’re talking about the Catholic League, taking a break from defending all things Catholic to attacking all things non-Republican. Morning’s Minion has the takedown. Ideological bedfellows don’t quite know what … Continue reading
Three approaches I can pass on for your commentary. Two are described in this CNS news brief, and the third is from my own diocese. Seattle WA: Quoting increased printing and postage costs, the Bishop Brunett reduces the Catholic Northwest … Continue reading
Zenit provided the whole text of the pope’s address to First Communicants and their families. I can probably assume he’s preaching to the choir here, but just in case you want to pass it on, the full link is here.Catholic … Continue reading
I ran across this better-than-usual question on Zenit’s Liturgy site: Several girls around 10 years of age, on their own initiative, have asked parents to take them to receive the sacrament of confirmation. They know their catechism and when asked … Continue reading
The council gives a definition: The term laity is here understood to mean all the faithful except those in holy orders and those in the state of religious life specially approved by the Church. … and acknowledges our proper role … Continue reading
Today begins a new chapter in Lumen Gentium, “The Laity.” First a clarification that the “People of God” and what was written about them apply to lay people: Having set forth the functions of the hierarchy, the Sacred Council gladly … Continue reading