about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
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: August 2013
A brief section, but not a totally convincing one: [38.] The constant teaching of the Church on the nature of the Eucharist not only as a meal, but also and pre-eminently as a Sacrifice, is therefore rightly understood to be … Continue reading
We’ve largely looked at faith in a positive perspective thus far. What of faith when it is tested? Two sections explore “Consolation and strength amid suffering.” Saint Paul’s second letter to Corinth is a classic text of a saint’s faith … Continue reading
The Mars Curiosity rover caught the moon Phobos passing in front of the sun as seen from the surface of Mars. Some background here. Compared to the Earth, the sun appears smaller in the sky as seen from Mars. The Martian … Continue reading
This passage is listed as one of two possibilities for the First Reading for the fifth sample penitential service in Appendix II. The framers of the rite paired it with two Kingdom similes found in Matthew 13:44-46. This is a rich … Continue reading
This section is actually quite excellent. It provides a deeper reflection on the notion of a priesthood of believers: [37.] All of Christ’s faithful, freed from their sins and incorporated into the Church through Baptism, are deputed by means of a … Continue reading