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
Did anyone else see this? The SSPX has until Friday to accept the CDF’s final offer. It would not be correct to call it an ultimatum as such but the document … imposes a deadline on the Lefebvrians for the first … Continue reading
Cardinal Mahony gets fussed at for planning to vote. What about Cardinal Rigali? Hardly a fuss has been raised about his participation. While I’m certainly sympathetic to the feelings and aims of child-protection and anti-mismanagement Catholics, I’m not sure much … Continue reading
RNS linked Cardinal Peter Turkson’s CNN interview. He steered the conversation well from the political concerns of the day, and focused on the essential of the Gospel. And this, at the 7:05 (question)/7:31 (answer) mark: When Amanpour asked Turkson about the … Continue reading
If Cardinal Mahony had come out on his own blog about the smail’s pace of the curia in dealing with priest predators, it might have come across as somewhat self-serving. I’m inclined to think there’s blame to spread around, if … Continue reading
Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense. *Thoroughly wash me from my guilt, and of my sin cleanse me. For I acknowledge my offense, and my sin is … Continue reading
Quick answer: no. Remember this pic of exultant sems in Rome? The party was almost over the day after Habemus Papam. I suspect that nothing would have satisfied the Catholic Right, especially many of the folks who inhabited the internet … Continue reading
One of the short Scripture passages given in the Rite of Penance (81) is this powerful piece from Saint Paul’s introduction to his letter to the Colossians. Scripture geeks may notice that these three verses precede the christological hymn of … Continue reading