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: 10 July 2013
Father Dwight Longenecker is miffed that non-conservatives (his actual words were “liberal Catholics and the secular press”) suddenly like the Pope. What really gets me going is the fact that suddenly I hear of lapsed Catholics who love the new … Continue reading
Yesterday we looked at a reading common to Holy Week, funerals, and penance. Tonight’s reading has been covered before on this website for weddings. Let’s read it again: Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. … Continue reading
Today, one short section and one long footnote. 6. The Year of Faith was inaugurated on the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. This is itself a clear indication that Vatican II was a Council on … Continue reading
Jeffrey Tucker is upset here and here because blogging colleagues caught the attention of church authorities in Washington and Rome about reproducing the pope’s encyclical in various formats. What’s missing from his argument is that each of these bloggers makes a … Continue reading
I don’t have any experience of the use of this reading at a wedding liturgy. Possibly because it was authorized as an official choice in the second edition of the rite, a version which has yet to be promulgated in … Continue reading
Today’s post explores why it is not permissible to give an unbaptized person Communion. Or one who does not believe what Catholics believe about the Eucharist: 38. Ecclesial communion, as I have said, is likewise visible, and finds expression in the … Continue reading