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.
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Monthly Archives: January 2007
We continue our 5-section examination of Eastern Christians, and the world’s Catholic bishops are quite direct in what they see as proper governance in the East: Already from the earliest times the Eastern Churches followed their own forms of ecclesiastical … Continue reading
As I was following various commentary on discernment in music ministry, I was struck by the extremes mentioned in the threads which apply beyond the Venn diagram circle of “music,” especially two: – Parish (music) ministry is about welcome and … Continue reading
Today’s section praises the liturgical traditions of the East, and reminds Catholics that their sacraments are entirely “true” and valid. Everyone also knows with what great love the Christians of the East celebrate the sacred liturgy, especially the eucharistic celebration, … Continue reading
Subheading I covers the next five sections (14-18) and the “Special Consideration of the Eastern Churches” For many centuries the Church of the East and that of the West each followed their separate ways though linked in a (close) union of … Continue reading
(Neil, again.) Here, in the Sunday Times’ “Credo” column, Monsignor Roderick Strange writes about the second reading for this Sunday’s Mass (1 Cor 12:31-13:13): Familiarity does not always breed contempt, but it can dull awareness. Consider, for example, St Paul’s … Continue reading
(This is Neil, Todd’s contributor, posting here.) I’ve been following some of the discussion regarding the Intentional Disciples blog with great interest, particularly the posts on discernment below. I am especially grateful for the response of the writers from the … Continue reading