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: evangelization
One thing that strikes me in this second half of section 21 is the premise that justice itself will be undone if it lacks mercy, if it is pursued for its own sake. What do you think? If God limited … Continue reading
Not convinced yet about mercy? Pope Francis suggests we turn our gaze at a prophet of the Old Testament: 21. Mercy is not opposed to justice but rather expresses God’s way of reaching out to the sinner, offering him a new … Continue reading
Let’s finish up section 20 with some testimony from Saint Paul. Few saints have experienced such a remarkable conversion from rigidity to mercy: The Apostle Paul makes a similar journey. Prior to meeting Jesus on the road to Damascus, he … Continue reading
We turn to the topic much fretted about these days. 20. It would not be out of place at this point to recall the relationship between justice and mercy. These are not two contradictory realities, but two dimensions of a … Continue reading
Pope Francis has not let up on his challenge to organized crime and other forms of political corruption. Another mention here: 19. May the message of mercy reach everyone, and may no one be indifferent to the call to experience mercy. … Continue reading
Pope Francis explains Missionaries of Mercy. As I read this, I have a friend I’d like to nominate. 18. During Lent of this Holy Year, I intend to send out Missionaries of Mercy. They will be a sign of the Church’s … Continue reading