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.
Vatican II pages
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Daily Archives: 24 February 2007
The current “Life in Christ” column by Fr John Breck is titled “Reverence.” It is, I think, a difficult thing to discuss the meaning of reverence. We must speak of specific times and places of reverence or else our discussion … Continue reading
Soaring’s not the accurate term, really. That would imply air or some other medium. If we were at Saturn, crammed inside the Cassini spacecraft, it might seem that we were adrift. Space is a big place, and it would take … Continue reading
Wrapping up Perfectae Caritatis, the council bishops give their usual end-of-document pep talk. Let’s listen in, then add your own peppy comments in the boxes on this or any other aspect of religious life post-Vatican II. Religious institutes, for whom … Continue reading
With only two documents to go in the Vatican II series, I’ve been giving some thought to what’s next. Liturgy is always a favorite topic, and is bound to get the blood stirring if the soul languishes somehow. I’m leaning … Continue reading
In the post-WWII decline of vocations, how much encouragement of young people to seek religious life happens? Priests seem to have a significant responsibility, not just encouraging non-clerical vocations, but regularly preaching and teaching on the “religious state.” Priests and … Continue reading