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 May 2012
Today we talk about the virtue of a catechism as a genre of written catechesis: 284. Among the aids available to catechesis, catechisms excel all others. The note for this sentence is lengthy: The question of local catechisms has been … Continue reading
The Holy Father shows he can scoot right quick when the whiff of financial scandal is afoot. Over a million euros vanish. Another bishop conducts a church investigation since last June. The Italian police, too. Interesting that Bishop Francesco Miccichè hasn’t … Continue reading
Another NPM choice goes to bat against a piece of season music. Here’s your ballot: I find it fascinating that the NPM pollsters didn’t think of seasonal songs. Or perhaps Christians just take Christmas and other music for granted. But I’m … Continue reading
An optional bit, if the parish is placing relics: 24. If relics of the saints are to be placed beneath the altar, the following should be prepared: a) In the place of assembly: reliquary containing the relics, placed between flowers … Continue reading
Let’s talk about books. If this document had been prepared today, we might be talking about internet sites, too. Books are seen as supplements to the “live communication of the Christian message.” They do not replace the catechist. 283. Along … Continue reading