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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Daily Archives: 3 December 2013
The cardinal committee is meeting with Pope Francis today, tomorrow, and Thursday. The first curial department under the microscope is the CDWDS. Federico Lombardi, SJ, Vatican spokesman: They have to start somewhere. It’s a good place to start. Leadership in Liturgy has … Continue reading
The human inventions in the liturgy may be changed. The divine elements–these are a good question. Might there be a choice between two divine elements? Can the human assessment of divinity be flawed? Or do we rely on a certain … Continue reading
I have to confess my main problem with many conservative ideas and ideals is that they strike me as unintelligent, lazy, self-indulgent, and even on occasion hypocritical (values for thee, not for me). Ross Douthat has a rep as a … Continue reading
The bishops now turn, in paragraph 6, to give thanks to God: We accept the entire reality of our continent as gift: the beauty and fertility of its lands, the richness of humanity expressed in the [persons]*, families, peoples, and … Continue reading
Today is one of the white feasts of Advent, Francis, that early companion of Ignatius who was off to Asia. (I blogged about that image a few months ago.) When the name of the new pope was announced, I thought … Continue reading