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: 3 November 2013
I have a sense that if GMD were being written today, a whole raft of new media possibilities would be included under goal number three. As it is, the bishops urge Catholic involvement “on every level.” Let’s reflect on that a … Continue reading
Bishops, pastors, and parishes can get into tough spots these days. UCANews picked up the NCR story from across the Pacific on the ousted pastor, the firm bishop, the Vatican appeal, and the outraged parish. A brief local piece from … Continue reading
Pope Pius XII gives Malachi 1:11 as a citation of a universal priesthood. There is a larger context in Malachi 1:6-2:9 that criticizes those who offer something less than their best. Can we bring this wider context into liturgy? Maybe Pope … Continue reading
How confrontational do we read Jesus in the face of sexual sin? The story of his encounter with the adulterer and her accusers may be illustrative, or troubling and dismissed. Tattletales come off disappointed and frustrated–and Jesus didn’t even tell them off … Continue reading
You can check on the US bishops’ goal number three here. Today’s objective hopes to “involve every Catholic, on different levels, in areas of public policy.” Two of the given strategies focus on “education.” One suggests parish social justice education and … Continue reading