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
- What Pope Francis Intends On Abortion Forgiveness
- On Counter-Witnessing
- When Do People Lose God?
- Laudato Si 79: Evolution, Positive and Otherwise
- Cinquant’anni Dopo 21-22: Rivalries and Critiques
- Laudato Si 78: Disposing of Myths
- Open Thread on Favorable Interpretation
- The Arc From Canon Law To Astrophysics
- Cinquant’anni Dopo 19-20: Obedience and Unity
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Category Archives: Lumen Fidei
Today’s post looks at the topic of “Faith, prayer and the Decalogue” in its entirety in this one section. The “prayer” Pope Francis cites is the common daily prayer taught by the Lord Himself: 46. Two other elements are essential … Continue reading
The sacraments provide the core of the third chapter of Lumen Fidei. We come to the end of this line of thought in today’s post, what I find to be a luminous reflection on the creed. After reflecting on this … Continue reading
Pope Francis explores the multivalent character of the Eucharist: 44. The sacramental character of faith finds its highest expression in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is a precious nourishment for faith: an encounter with Christ truly present in the supreme act … Continue reading
Today, a look at infant baptism. I remember this being an issue more in dispute about a generation ago. Sometimes there were alternate whiffs of magicalism or pelagianism about it. Baptism could be a decision (rather than an election). Baptize just … Continue reading
We continue the interface between sacraments and faith with this section. Baptism is the topic of today’s post. Pope Francis writes of the powerful symbols of baptism. From the roots of Judaism–the call of God to conversion, we experience immersion as a symbol … Continue reading
Baptism is less the first moment of transmission. It’s far from being a membership card of a completed personal project, but the beginning of an ongoing process of formation: 41. The transmission of faith occurs first and foremost in baptism. … Continue reading