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
- PS 35-36: Chrism Mass
- Humanae Vitae 29: Christian Compassion
- Just A Thought on Guilt, Shame, and Public Relations
- PS 33-34: Passion and Homily
- Difficulty With Pope Francis
- Humanae Vitae 28: To Priests
- PS 31-32: Word and Music
- Humanae Vitae 27: To Doctors and Nurses
- Too Strict?
- PS 30: Alternatives to the Big Procession
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Daily Archives: 20 April 2012
Good sense from one of our Iowa bishops: All restrictions should be systematically examined and eliminated so that the complete abolition of the embargo and its harmful effects can be achieved. These burdens are not borne by the members of … Continue reading
Another Catholic disinvite effort is afoot. Notre Dame faculty want a retraction or the boot for Bishop Jenky. Other foot, shoe, and all. As you will be aware, the Most Reverend Daniel Jenky, a member of Notre Dame’s Board of … Continue reading
No doubt some pom-pom Catholics are feeling good this week. One usually poetic soul has been reduced to the simple refrain “Heck yeah,” in response to the final verdict of the Vatican investigation of American women religious. Lyrical, that. The … Continue reading
The Holy Spirit gets to tussle with Thomas Aquinas in this pairing. No question that the angelic doctor is a deeper favorite in Catholicism than even Marty Haugen. I’ve lost track of the Aquinas hymns in the Dance. Is this … Continue reading
Did you think that the Sacrament of Penance wasn’t part of this discussion on the sacramental life of children? Read for yourself: However, in the precise determination of “the age of reason or discretion” not a few errors and deplorable … Continue reading
We’ve covered bishops, clergy, and parents. People in religious life have had a profound influence on faith formation. It’s less about catechetical content and more about the witness of life. I like the way Pope Paul drew an important distinction: … Continue reading