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.
Vatican II pages
- Has John Allen Jumped The Shark?
- Saint Paul and Max: A Good Mix For Penance?
- Misericordiae Vultus 17ab: Lent in a Jubilee of Mercy
- Leisure, A Good Form of Penance?
- PS 5: Purpose of Paschale Solemnitatis
- Bitter But Necessary?
- What Constitutes Gossip?
- Humanae Vitae 18: Concern of the Church
- Easter Morning
- Misericordiae Vultus 16: The Isaian Mission of Jesus
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Daily Archives: 15 March 2012
Let’s look at our second of seven “non-poll” first round choices. Today you get to choose between two “traditional” (but 19th century) hymns from the “violet bracket.” One is a Lent favorite, and the other was a staple of the … Continue reading
An interesting story out of Rome: the Pontifical Council for the Laity ends its support for the annual soccer tournament of Roman seminarians and religious orders. Why? According to Rev. Kevin Lixey the seminarian outreach to youth ended. They are … Continue reading
Of the Church’s many New Testament choices for funerals, six from from Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans. And of those, five are contained in four central chapters 5 through 8. Is this significant? The Scripture scholar Brendan Byrne SJ … Continue reading
Two short and enjoyable reads this past week. Last night I finished Alone in the Universe. John Gribbin takes the reader through a careful tour–in turn: the galaxy, the sun, the solar system, the Earth, the Cambrian Explosion, and human … Continue reading
The theme of youth in society and the Church has been taken up in several documents. The title of today’s GDC section references a good handful: General Catechetical Directory 82; Evangelii Nuntiandi 72; 1977 Synod of Bishops, Message to the … Continue reading