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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Monthly Archives: February 2013
The Seven Last Words of Christ have long been a Christian observance, especially on Good Friday. Earlier today I was reflecting on Jesus first words in John’s Gospel, and I wondered how the Lord’s first utterances compared. Maybe they deserve … Continue reading
I cannot read the original Italian article to make an assessment anything like Robert Moynihan’s piece on the gay lobby/blackmail/college of cardinal news bomb of the past few days. His “Letter #19″ strikes me as sensible commentary. Toward the end … Continue reading
As given in number 139 of the Rite of Penance, Psalm 51 is presented almost in its entirety. Thirteen and a half verses are organized into seven stanzas–more text than you’ll find in any responsorial psalm in the Missal. Did … Continue reading
The gay lobby story coming out of Rome seemed to be just a little too much to be believed. I was relieved to see John Allen weigh in with some sensible commentary. If you want to understand why Benedict is … Continue reading
Sometimes a reading raises questions. These verses of Psalm 51 do for me: “Against you only have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight.” Indeed, in guilt I was born, and in sin my mother conceived me; … Continue reading