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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Daily Archives: 22 February 2012
If you’ve tried to clean your thumb after distributing ashes, you know what I’m talking about. Share your preferred method in the poll: Just to warn you: some clergy are positively gaga on the lemon. I worked for a guy … Continue reading
Thomas Merton on this day in 1950: And yet Ash Wednesday is full of joy. In a minute we will sing None and go barefoot to get ashes on our heads to remember, with great relief, that we are dust. The … Continue reading
Why should they say among the peoples, “Where is their God?” Then the LORD was stirred to concern for his land and took pity on his people. (Joel 2:17d-18) It’s got to be the most bitter question a non-believer can … Continue reading
News pieces like this are amazing to me. Twenty-five years ago we were acquainted only with planets in our own solar system. Today we know of hundreds, and they are no longer all just data points. We are beginning to … Continue reading
Memorization: are they serious? They sure are. The title is footnoted thus: Cf. Part I, chap. III; General Catechetical Directory 73; Catechesi Tradendae 55. Memorization needs to be balanced with other ways of learning: 154. Catechetics forms part of that … Continue reading
The altar should be dedicated in a formal rite. This is optional for a movable piece, but is likely a good idea. 300. An altar, whether fixed or movable, should be dedicated according to the rite prescribed in the Roman … Continue reading