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
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… Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Todd on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Daily Archives: 15 September 2013
According to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: (T)here is a growing and worrying phenomenon of blogs, which are not just partial and sectarian but at times very far away from the charity with which the truth should be expressed. Remember to keep … Continue reading
We shall see how the tale of the supposedly-extravagant German bishop eventually resolves. The Vatican visitation ended with a concelebrated Mass today–the bishop and the cardinal-diplomat. And an apology from the embattled Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst: The conflicts that erupted so … Continue reading
At choir practice before Mass tonight, the alleluia cantor asked what the Gospel reading was–to better select which verse. I mentioned the parable of the Two Sons. Someone else chimed in with wasting all that money on prostitutes. “The Prodigal … Continue reading
David Gibson at RNS writes: Voyager 1 has left the solar system. This is pretty awesome, in the true sense of that shopworn word. Has anyone parsed the theology of this moment? Is there one? I wish there were. Let … Continue reading
Lay people cannot give homilies, but there is a provision offered, as long as it does not “become a regular practice.” [74.] If the need arises for the gathered faithful to be given instruction or testimony by a layperson in … Continue reading
As part of the preparation for my Christian Spirituality studies next summer, I’m committing to this online Ignatian retreat. I may share some reflections coming off this retreat. More or less. Long-time readers know that while I’m not hesitant about … Continue reading
Sections 28 through 33 in Go and Make Disciples address the question “Why Evangelize?” The bishops give a straightforward answer: Jesus told us to do it. Starting from the mission statement of Matthew 28:18-20 (in GMD 28), we are given the Scriptural … Continue reading