about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
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.
Vatican II pages
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Category Archives: Evangelii Nuntiandi
1975 was a holy year dedicated to reconciliation, hence, this connection: 81. This then, brothers and sons and daughters, is our heartfelt plea. It echoes the voice of our brethren assembled for the Third General Assembly of the Synod of … Continue reading
We Catholics have the message. But do we have the ability to overcome the obstacles we ourselves place in front of the Gospel? 80. Our appeal here is inspired by the fervor of the greatest preachers and evangelizers, whose lives … Continue reading
I think we can ask a fair question. Do people serve the Church for the sake of loving others as Christ did, or is the primary motivation their personal salvation? Pope Paul’s emphasis on love is not faddish. He has … Continue reading
The Christian believes that the Gospel provides for human liberation, peace, and a fulfillment of our destiny. This is an optimistic message as head to the concluding sections of Evangelii Nuntiandi, but they also place on all believers an important … Continue reading
Is this timely or what? 77. The power of evangelization will find itself considerably diminished if those who proclaim the Gospel are divided among themselves in all sorts of ways. Is this not perhaps one of the great sicknesses of … Continue reading
We look at ourselves, the Church, and we discern important questions: 76. Let us now consider the very persons of the evangelizers. It is often said nowadays that the present century thirsts for authenticity. Especially in regard to young people … Continue reading
It should be obvious, but we can’t evangelize the world without a lot of outside help: 75. Evangelization will never be possible without the action of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit descends on Jesus of Nazareth at the moment of … Continue reading