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: 19 June 2014
Ephesians 5 gets a lot of attention for how its author dealt with the relationship of husband and wife. Be assured the Rite of Penance doesn’t touch upon this chapter’s hot spot. There are shorter versions of this reading in … Continue reading
The president-emeritus of Ireland speaks out on the upcoming synod on the family: (Mary) McAleese questioned the idea of people “who have decided they are not going to have any children, not going to have families, not going to be … Continue reading
What to do with holy days that fall on a day other than Sunday? Some involve observances that lack a place in the broadest sense of the Christian imagination. Work and other obligations overwhelm a sense of celebrating, say, the … Continue reading
I see the Liverpool striker has sunk all his English mates from the Premier League with two goals today. I knew his history, abusing opponents verbally and physically. Watching him this season, I was impressed with his work ethic and unselfishness. … Continue reading
More blindness on the adoption front. So what if the supply of infants has dried up. There are still hundreds of thousands of girls and boys in foster care in this country. One would think that a church with such … Continue reading
In class today, our prof shared with us Michael Buckley’s letter to ordinands. It’s ordination season, and perhaps you are fortunate to know a newly minted sacramental priest or two. There is a practice among us Americans, common and obvious … Continue reading
In the past few months the world has heard much from Pope Francis on the greed of the market. We should not be surprised that his statements reflect what was written in the Aparecida document, since he was involved in … Continue reading