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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Monthly Archives: November 2009
The Catholic English-speakers think they’re getting picked on? What about non-Western cultures in Asia? Father William Grimm has an interesting commentary on UCA News today. Bishops there have had to convince Rome that some European gestures and words are better … Continue reading
Deacon Greg linked this NYT Kenneth Wolfe op-ed on his blog. The usual meme: Annibale Bugnini was the antichrist; the pope and bishops were stupid: How was Bugnini able to make such sweeping changes? In part because none of the … Continue reading
Baptism pokes into the news now and then, especially with recent irregularities on words and form. Let’s read how RCIA instructs it be done: 226. The celebrant baptizes each candidate either by immersion, option A, or by the pouring of … Continue reading
She said, “Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed so easily.” I like this quote from her: I feel that all families should have the conveniences and comforts which modern living brings and which do simplify … Continue reading
I’ve thought this opening for Sirach 21 would make a thoughtful reading for reconciliation. I’ve pitched it to the pastor for this year’s liturgies. (We have two.) I’ve suggested we match it to Luke 3:2-3, 7-8, picking up a bit … Continue reading
The long-simmering discussion for many conservatives is the use of blue during Advent. There are a few distinctions, often overlooked, I think. First, I see very little blue replacing purple these days. I think this is the barbell memory of … Continue reading