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
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! Devin on Socks Off Devin on The Best Pastoral Easter Litur…
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Daily Archives: 8 May 2013
Who was the last good bishop appointed in the United States? And some people are asking, more importantly, who will be the next good bishop? Frequent commenter and friend Jimmy Mac has been peppering me with emails and links the … Continue reading
There is a long tradition in my parish of decorating a “blank” paschal candle. A parishioner used to make them each year, but she has “retired” from that duty. The past few years, I’ve ordered a plain candle from a … Continue reading
Evelyn and James Whitehead have written a slew of books touching on ministry, theology, and psychology. I found this mid-90′s volume, subtitled “A Spirituality of the Painful Emotions” on the bookshelf in my parish’s library. It tackles some very difficult … Continue reading
In today’s Twilling Twenty-Seven matchup, one verse from each of the categories. For the Gospel entry, not Jesus’ words, but that of the “good” thief: Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. And Saint Paul about Jesus: He … Continue reading
Nate Silver analyzes the special election for the South Carolina seat in the US House. He says the result was quite predictable. The former governor’s sex scandal gave his opponent a 13-point swing in the voting. Not enough to win, … Continue reading
Pope John notes the dying gasps of political colonialism. Unfortunately, many Third World persons, especially outside their aristocracies, are still in thrall to the world’s corporations. 42. Finally, we are confronted in this modern age with a form of society … Continue reading