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.
Vatican II pages
- Joyful Alleluia
- Reconciliation Lectionary: John 15:9-14
- Dies Domini 31: The Risen Christ Inspires Community
- EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective
- Cosmos Looks At Lead
- Hell and Remarriage: Whose Business?
- Saints To Be Made
- Dies Domini 30: An Indispensable Day
- Prelates Pressured
- EG 147: Meaning Beyond The Details
Reconciliation Lecti… on Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-… Ray MacDonald on Saints To Be Made Devin on Saints To Be Made Jim McCrea on Saints To Be Made Liam on Saints To Be Made Liam on Dies Domini 29: The Day of… John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Category Archives: Exegesis
(This is Neil) I should begin by wishing any readers a very happy Easter. I haven’t been posting much as of late, and I now owe posts on both the existence of God and the sacrament of confirmation. I should … Continue reading
(This is Neil.) The Oxford Jesuit Nicholas King has a short piece on “Paul as Pastor” in the July issue of The Pastoral Review. I will briefly summarize. After all, it is the Year of St Paul. Fr King begins … Continue reading
(This is Neil) Since Todd has been providing excerpts from and commentary on Fulfilled in Your Hearing, I thought that I’d contribute a short post on preaching. And, since it is the Year of St Paul, and Philippians 2 makes … Continue reading
(This is Neil) I’d like to do two things with this overdue post. First, I want to note the passing of Henry Chadwick, the great Anglican historian and member of the Anglican Catholic International Commission. Please read Rowan Williams’ tribute, … Continue reading
(This is Neil.) As you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting all that much, in part because it is Lent. But I’d like to begin looking at the Psalms. Here, drawing on a recent article by the Anglican theologian … Continue reading
(This is Neil.) This post is my belated contribution to Todd’s series on the texts usually chosen for wedding readings. It will offer some brief exegesis on the famous discourse on love in 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8, a very common second … Continue reading
(This is Neil.) Several days ago, Todd asked for suggestions regarding an upcoming parish presentation on St Paul. In response, the Concord Pastor mentioned that, when he remembers that Paul occasionally wrote from prison, it “never fails to add depth … Continue reading
(This is Neil.) The title here might seem to be obvious, perhaps even offensively so. Crucifixion meant a great deal of pain and certain death. But there is something else. Crucifixion was also a brutal form of satire. As the … Continue reading
(This is Neil.) I must admit that, even after a few hundred posts to this blog, I’ve never really drawn on rabbinic scholarship. I would like to do so in a small way here in this post. (See the Pontifical … Continue reading
This is Neil here (as if the awkward title didn’t already make this painfully obvious). But this, for better or worse, will be my Thanksgiving post. Thanksgiving, of course, is a day when we receive and extend hospitality to family … Continue reading
What is going on in the Book of Job? In a recent article (Zeitschrift fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 117 ) the distinguished exegete Michael V. Fox suggests that its teaching is “essentially pietistic, which is to say, it makes faith … Continue reading
The question that this post will seek to answer is: What should we hope to learn from the Song of Songs? I asked myself this question in the weeks leading up to my marriage, especially after my then-fiancé and I … Continue reading
(This is Neil.) I would like to continue to post on Scripture, at least as much as my limitations allow. The following comes from Fr Raymond F. Collins’ article in a recent Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses, “The Theology of the Epistle … Continue reading
I would like to look more closely at the Epistle of James. I hope that doesn’t sound so strange that I have to justify myself by suggesting some sort of usefulness for an immediate controversy. To be sure, what might … Continue reading