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: March 2011
Another area where ministers have “freedom of choice,” as the GILM says, is in the option of longer or shorter versions of texts: 80. A pastoral criterion must also guide the choice between the longer and shorter forms of the … Continue reading
On the legal front, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has some complaints. Defense counsel getting into shouting matches with a judge: how’s that bluster working for them, I wonder? I thought we only saw that stuff on tv. “Blistering” is how … Continue reading
In the US, this is hardly ever an issue, but the GILM discusses what is to be done if, for pastoral reasons, one of the two readings before the Gospel must be omitted. 79. In Masses to which three readings … Continue reading
The first apostle beyond Judah? It wasn’t Paul. It was the companion of Jesus from today’s gospel reading: Many of the Samaritans of that town began to believe in him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He … Continue reading
From the pen of Karol Wojtyla: It joined us together, the well; the well led me into you. No one between us but light deep in the well, the pupil of the eye set in an orbit of stones. Within … Continue reading
78. The Order of Readings sometimes leaves it to the celebrant to choose between alternative texts or to choose one from the several listed together for the same reading. The option seldom exists on Sundays, solemnities, or feasts, in order … Continue reading
There’s a lot to lament in the whole tale of the movement to put a wall up around Arizona. Immigrants, regardless of legal status, have always enhanced our country’s strength. Newcomers provide fresh vigor and ideas. Shuttered Catholic parishes have … Continue reading