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
Atheist Max on Churches For Sale–Cheap! H on Churches For Sale–Cheap! Randolph Nichols on Apple or Pumpkin? Hillary on The Coming Mercy Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Devin Rice on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on Songleader to Choir Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on The Warm-Up
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Daily Archives: 9 May 2011
CNS headlined this brief piece on the Irish Christian Brothers. I have some history with the order, having attended a high school that was half-run (the boys’ side) by them. My subjective experience there was pretty straightforward. I thought two of my … Continue reading
Paul Krugman’s commentary on Western elites pushing for war, tax breaks, and financial lawlessness got me thinking about a century ago*, especially on this point: So it was the bad judgment of the elite, not the greediness of the common … Continue reading
One last bit from the Southern Hemisphere: check out today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, a panoramic image from the Very Large Telescope Array in Chile. All sorts of goodies are in view that you don’t see from north of … Continue reading
In browsing Australian sites this morning, I ran across this video feature of Fr James Alison speaking of the nature of homosexuality and Catholicism. It’s only 9.6 minutes, but as a thought-provoking bit for your Monday, very much worth it. … Continue reading
For Australians, this story doesn’t seem to want to die. Click here for an ABC Radio podcast that includes a feature on fired Toowoomba bishop Bill Morris. The ABC site also has some background information on Vatican-Australian tensions. Ditto on … Continue reading
Some cynicism from Fr William Grimm’s “Clueless or Complicit” essay on UCA: The quick beatification of Pope John Paul II is presented by the Vatican as a response to the voice of the Church at large. Since the Vatican is … Continue reading
Jewish worship and Gentile traditions underlie the early Christian Eucharist: 15. In gathering together to break the bread on the first day of the week, which became the day of the Lord (cf. Acts 20:7; Rv. 1: 10), the first … Continue reading