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
- Reconciliation Lectionary: John 15:9-14
- Dies Domini 31: The Risen Christ Inspires Community
- EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective
- Cosmos Looks At Lead
- Hell and Remarriage: Whose Business?
- Saints To Be Made
- Dies Domini 30: An Indispensable Day
- Prelates Pressured
- EG 147: Meaning Beyond The Details
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
Reconciliation Lecti… on Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-… Ray MacDonald on Saints To Be Made Devin on Saints To Be Made Jim McCrea on Saints To Be Made Liam on Saints To Be Made Liam on Dies Domini 29: The Day of… John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Monthly Archives: April 2013
I see one of my bishops has died. My recollection of him was his endorsement and participation in the North American Forum’s 1989 Beginnings and Beyond Institute in the Rockford Diocese. He stood next to me in the choir. He … Continue reading
It’s coming at the archbishop on many fronts. North New Jersey parents are ticked off. A wayward priest, forgiven by his archbishop, was with their kids. This is predictable, and justifiable anger. It’s complete craziness that the church can let … Continue reading
Pope John is finished speaking of rights. But rights are a springboard into the principle of a duty. This is a nuance often missed in a narcissistic perspective, when everything seems aligned to feed and nurture the individual. 28. The … Continue reading
The hand-wringing over Pope Francis and the (lack of) media criticism seems to be building. I find it all a number two attraction to the Catholic conservative spinning over other aspects of his ministry. Sandro Magister headlines the phenomenon as … Continue reading
We complete the first round, the Ethereal-Eighty-One, with today’s choices. Polling will remain open for seventy-two hours, more or less, and we’ll take a break to let the voting get completed. We have Matthew’s Great Commission today. We’ve already had this … Continue reading
It’s a good day to be Catholic. Our feast today is a saintly and worthy woman. One of our parish center rooms is named for her. So is the nearest campus ministry to our own. And so she is mentioned … Continue reading
Let’s talk politics, eh? 26. Finally, (human) personal dignity involves (the) right to take an active part in public life, and to make (her or) his own contribution to the common welfare of … fellow citizens. As Pope Pius XII said, … Continue reading
Even before Will and Kate had this lead off the only Scripture passage at their wedding, it was popular in Christian circles. Will a whiff of royalty lift Saint Paul to a rare triumph in the E-81? Consider it: I … Continue reading
So … when the Vatican says it won’t ordain any bishops for a country until an investigation is complete, is it something like an “episcopal interdict?” Cardinal Marc Ouellet, head of the Congregation for Bishops, has communicated his office will not … Continue reading
Rock has this piece on his Twitter feed today. It doesn’t look good for Archbishop Myers in New Jersey. A priest of his archdiocese entered into a binding legal agreement to avoid a retrial for criminal sexual contact. (He) would … Continue reading
Another freedom described briefly, with support form Pope Pius XII: 25. Again, every human being has the right to freedom of movement and of residence within the confines of (their) own State. When there are just reasons in favor of … Continue reading
Elsewhere on this site, the Favorite Bible Verse Poll goes into overtime with entry number 22. Add your vote to the total there and break the tie, if you will. In today’s polling, Saint Paul takes another crack at breaking … Continue reading
Can’t stop people from grouping together: 23. (People) are by nature social, and consequently they have the right to meet together and to form associations with (others). They have the right to confer on such associations the type of organization which … Continue reading
The young miss was studying her driver education manual last night. It was left open in front of the family computer. When did they approve these new fluorescent yellow-green signs as an option or replacement for yellow? The manual explained … Continue reading