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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I see the Anchoress has assembled a symposium on the question of the Future of Catholicism. I read Sherry Weddell’s contribution, because I think she has a bead on the biggest need, worldwide, on the future of Catholicism. I also … Continue reading
dotCommonweal has a new writer for the blog. Two great essays from Rand Richards Cooper this week, including one today titled, “Trans America.” In 1969, I was a fairly sheltered and over-protected kid. My parents had various magazine subscriptions, though, … Continue reading
Check this fascinating feature on human evolution on BBC. One part of the report struck me: Comparative studies between humans and chimps show that while both will cooperate, humans will always help more. Children seem to be innate helpers. They … Continue reading
David Gibson picks up on Fr Jim Martin’s misadventures with being insufficiently congruent to the Catholic culturewarriors here. Quoting Fr Martin: No issue brings out so much hatred from so many Catholics as homosexuality. (This) is nearly unbelievable to me, … Continue reading
I’m not sure why the Supreme Court’s ruling today is either a surprise or really a cause for alarm for Catholics. People outside the Church do as they please. They live together outside of marriage. They make commitments firm and … Continue reading
I was reading of the expressions of forgiveness from Emanuel AME Church, some from family members of the deceased. Were I in their place, I know that my response “should” be to forgive. How long would it take me to … Continue reading