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: 6 November 2013
A few years ago I read Paul McAuley’s The Quiet War and enjoyed it. I didn’t realize that a sequel had come out. A few of them, actually. The immediate follow-up is Gardens of the Sun, which I read earlier … Continue reading
Brushing up against the boundaries of doctrine, or even going outside the safe domains of catechesis: why do these events or opportunities always merit a reaction? From yesterday’s Vatican presser: Although preparations for the 2014 extraordinary Synod of Bishops on … Continue reading
A brief chapter (GMD 133-136) discusses the bishops’ commitment to devoting personnel and personal effort to the cause. The bishops begin with themselves. Because this plan must involve every one of us, we bishops first of all pledge to implement it … Continue reading
The tale of Zacchaeus was proclaimed in Catholic churches, plus thousands of others, worldwide this past weekend. I wonder: what of reconciliation did you hear? Jesus was on his final journey, to Jerusalem, and yet he takes time from his … Continue reading
Catching up on yesterday’s religion news, I saw Tom Ehrich’s commentary at RNS equating those obnoxious late-night drunks with the American surveillance community. He takes a strong poke at Facebook and Google too. This was self-centeredness run amok. It was … Continue reading
Pope Pius XII sees much to affirm in the 20th century’s effort to open understanding of Catholic liturgy to the laity. What strikes me in MD 5 is the use of two terms linked to Vatican II: fountain and participation. … Continue reading