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: November 2007
The USCCB posted the new music document online. Go read, if you wish, and return with comments. I suppose we’ll eventually get around to a reading of it here. Maybe sooner rather than later.
The Rite of Penance Introduction outlines the sacrament. The initial understanding is that a penitent operates from a posture of conversion: 6. Followers of Christ who have sinned but who, by the prompting of the Holy Spirit, come to the … Continue reading
… will likely be the interpretation some Catholics will give USCCB’s review of the film The Golden Compass. There is, admittedly, a spirit of rebellion and stark individualism pervading the story. Lyra is continually drawn to characters who reject authority … Continue reading
Triton’s surface, according to a new crater study, is far, far younger than what we might have thought before the era of space probes. The Neptunian moon, 7th largest in the solar system, joins Europa and Enceladus (left) as likely … Continue reading
Today’s post reviews the damage caused outside the person by the sinner. First, a review of the notion that sin disrupts our relationship with God: 5. Since every sin is an offense against God that disrupts our friendship with him, … Continue reading
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a new web page up, PlanetQuest. You can track daily updates to the current count of exoplanets, bodies discovered outside the solar system. We have yet to be able to image planets directly, but … Continue reading
Section 4 continues the theme of the people of God accomplishing continual conversion: 4. The people of God accomplish and perfect this continual repentance in many different ways. They share in the sufferings of Christ [See 1 Pt 4:13.] by … Continue reading