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
- PS 104: Easter Communion, Especially for the Sick
- Laudato Si 16: Eight Themes
- Swans Top Arsenal, Man City
- Fantastic Composition of Place
- Dives in Misericordiae 7f: Love’s Second Name
- Calling It Hate
- PS 102-103: The Neophytes at Easter
- Laudato Si 15: Outline Of The Letter
- Some Elaboration on “A Particular Fruitfulness”
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Category Archives: Parish Life
I’m pretty sure we’ve covered this topic in previous years. A parishioner sent me this missive, advocating for “sensitivity” on what is a troubling day for a few women. No doubt, some people feel excluded by certain blessings their church … Continue reading
John Veltri’s classic manual for spiritual direction, Orientations, is available online here. One of his brief essays that some of our culture might find challenging asks the question above. After our last big campus ministry event of the year, I … Continue reading
Early morning light in my parish’s church. This was about 8:20AM Easter morning, looking from the narthex into the main worship space.
On this day, there’s only One Candle. There is a tradition in my parish of embroidered decoration for it. Here is my friend Beth’s effort for this year, right. One additional piece I really liked on this is her inclusion … Continue reading
One of our parishioners did a marvelous job on our new Lent vestment. Draped in the sacristy is one thing–the look is better in the church with it hanging on a clerical body. My pastor put in a request a … Continue reading
In my parish, the shrine of the Blessed Mother icon is framed by many receptacles for small candles. The wick’d wax of choice is tea lights our volunteer team (a mother and daughter) acquires from Hobby Lobby for us. A … Continue reading
Our parish was featured on a video produced by our colleagues and consultants at Evangelical Catholic. You can see some of the testimony from my staff colleagues and parishioners.