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
- Laudato Si 45: Where Do We Find Natural Beauty?
- Upper Plains Travelogue
- Dives in Misericordiae VII: An Incarnate Mercy
- Indifference and Desire
- Laudato Si 44: Cities Criticized
- Dives in Misericordiae 12d: Moral Permissiveness
- Hope and the Examen
- Laudato Si 43: Decline in the Quality of Human Life and the Breakdown of Society
- Good-byes and Busy
- Dives in Misericordiae 12c: When Justice Is Distorted
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Daily Archives: 15 December 2013
Another Pope Francis interview is up at La Stampa. I liked this response to the question about curial reform: A few months ago, an elderly cardinal said to me: “You have already started Curia reform with your daily masses in … Continue reading
What do we hope to accomplish in the celebration of Mass? Mediator Dei tells us (1) we give glory to God, (2) we give thanks, (3) we become reconciled with God, and (4) God sanctifies human believers. Rather than chop up the … Continue reading
I mentioned this song ten years ago today. I mentioned then that I wish Marty Haugen had set or adapted all of the O Antiphons instead of just four of them. The piece is well over thirty years old now, … Continue reading
At the end of every college semester, we call up graduates-to-be for a blessing before the dismissal rites. It’s been a fairly common, if not near-universal practice in parishes for the clergy to invite the entire assembly to “make a … Continue reading
Yesterday we looked at some Old Testament underpinnings of evangelical joy. Today in our examination of Evangelii Gaudium, let’s turn to the witness of the early disciples. The seventy-two were sent by the Lord with less than three years under their … Continue reading