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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Category Archives: Evangelii Gaudium
To whom can we turn to give witness to the power of love? Not Huey Lewis, but Saint John and Pope Benedict XVI: 272. Loving others is a spiritual force drawing us to union with God; indeed, one who does … Continue reading
Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, offers a raft of Scriptures that contradict the conservative Catholic narrative that people should look at the virtuous as if they’re from another planet. Like we shouldn’t make a good impression at all. Which, don’t you … Continue reading
Today, let’s read a brief, but very significant commentary: 270. Sometimes we are tempted to be that kind of Christian who keeps the Lord’s wounds at arm’s length. Yet Jesus wants us to touch human misery, to touch the suffering flesh … Continue reading
Extroverts, introverts, or whomever. How do we evangelize? To whom can we look for a model, other than a tele-preacher, of course? If we are looking to get to the heart, and not just the mind, then we all know … Continue reading
In the next few sections, Pope Francis looks at the second of four topics within the theme of “spirit-filled evangelizers,” namely the spiritual savor of being a people. 268. The word of God also invites us to recognise that we are … Continue reading
It shouldn’t be a surprise that a Jesuit writes of the “greater glory.” The canticle of evening prayer (Ephesians 1:3-10) reminds us of God’s motivation to save us through Christ, and our response of praise to God is part of … Continue reading
Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, touts the importance of continuing and maintaining a personal relationship with Christ. How else can any individual hope to sustain credibility and energy? 266. But this conviction has to be sustained by our own constantly renewed … Continue reading