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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Monthly Archives: April 2014
I was looking at the Roman Missal prayer for the purification of liturgical vessels: What has passed our lips as food, O Lord, may we possess in purity of heart, that what has been given to us in time may … Continue reading
Cardinal Bertone pushes back against his detractors, as reported here. In a general way, I did mention him last week as part of an episcopacy that is now being openly questioned by all comers. From his letter to dioceses he served: I … Continue reading
Pope Francis offers some spiritual guidance for a preacher’s lectio divina. 153. In the presence of God, during a recollected reading of the text, it is good to ask, for example: “Lord, what does this text say to me? What … Continue reading
No more octocards. With the addition of top diplomat Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis’ “cabinet” adds a side. It’s probably a tribute to the way Pope Francis has totally shaken up Catholicism that a phone call to Argentina and two po-e-saints … Continue reading
The principle of the pilgrimage is a powerful one. In the modern experience, we are aware of the blending of space and time in a closely related awareness. To speak of a pilgrimage of time is within the modern grasp. … Continue reading
How can preachers put some of Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium advice to work? EG 152-153 explore “spiritual reading.” Everybody has her or his own take on what that means. Pope Francis suggests an openness to personal transformation. 152. There is one … Continue reading