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.
Vatican II pages
- Laudato Si 80: A Creation Incomplete
- What Pope Francis Intends On Abortion Forgiveness
- On Counter-Witnessing
- When Do People Lose God?
- Laudato Si 79: Evolution, Positive and Otherwise
- Cinquant’anni Dopo 21-22: Rivalries and Critiques
- Laudato Si 78: Disposing of Myths
- Open Thread on Favorable Interpretation
- The Arc From Canon Law To Astrophysics
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Monthly Archives: December 2013
Is this Cardinal Dolan’s Bishop’s Wife moment? St Pat’s has a $180M restoration project. But somebody’s nervous about Pope Francis: (O)ne potential seven-figure donor is concerned about statements from the pope criticizing market economies as “exclusionary,” urging the rich to … Continue reading
We’ve been in Kansas City the past few days visiting with friends. The young miss, my wife and I had a spot of shopping to do for the party tonight, then we visited a parish nearby for Mass. A good … Continue reading
In Mediator Dei, Pope Pius XII encourages an age-old tradition: the imitation of Christ: 102. All the elements of the liturgy, then, would have us reproduce in our hearts the likeness of the divine Redeemer through the mystery of the … Continue reading
Poor Pope Francis. Out-polled by an American president, named best-dressed for not wearing martyr’s shoes, and now bypassed for another popularity “honor” by a layperson, at least according to NCR: NCR has been reporting on the priest sex abuse crisis since … Continue reading
Gallup’s popularity contest, open-ended, is up. For some Catholics, a good news/bad news affair. Pope Francis is tied with George W. Bush. For second place. Far behind the president. On one hand, that surprised me somewhat. Otherwise, given that popularity … Continue reading
Pope Francis didn’t invent the emphasis on mercy. In Evangelii Gaudium 37, he explains the notion derives from the Angelic Doctor: 37. Saint Thomas Aquinas taught that the Church’s moral teaching has its own “hierarchy”, in the virtues and in the acts … Continue reading