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: 8 May 2014
One of our graduating students and I have been working on the parish summer music plan. It’s not too clear if she will be here to be part of it. But since she might be looking at an eventual career … Continue reading
The teacher Pope John Paul II offers a history lesson. The notion of a “Sunday obligation” was not apostolic. It was an early practice that arose organically from a faith-filled people. Only later was it codified: 47. Even if in … Continue reading
Here we have another Scripture passage used at weddings, and fairly often. I have experienced it a few times at funerals as well. (This site’s commentaries are mine for weddings and Fran’s for funerals.) Why is this passage so loved? … Continue reading
Pope Francis reminds us God takes the initiative. God calls us first. 162. On the other hand this process of response and growth is always preceded by God’s gift, since the Lord first says: “Baptize them in the name…” (Mt … Continue reading