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.
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Category Archives: evangelization
Mercy is not unique to Christianity. Indeed, we’ve already seen our inheritance of mercy with centuries-old foundations in our parent religion. 23. There is an aspect of mercy that goes beyond the confines of the Church. It relates us to … Continue reading
God’s face of mercy includes a look at indulgences. Both meanings of the word come into play here, a very good exposition on the term: 22. A Jubilee also entails the granting of indulgences. This practice will acquire an even … Continue reading
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