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
Liam on On Long-Winded Prayers Todd on On Long-Winded Prayers Katherine on On Long-Winded Prayers Liam on On Long-Winded Prayers Atheist Max on Churches For Sale–Cheap! H on Churches For Sale–Cheap! Randolph Nichols on Apple or Pumpkin? Hillary on The Coming Mercy Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Devin Rice on Apple or Pumpkin?
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Category Archives: Saints
Grant Gallicho is one of the best journalists in the Commonweal satchel. His reporting on sex abuse cover-up is thorough and fair, while not shying away from brutality and stupidity of the players. He has a good short piece up … Continue reading
Francis de Sales getting some nice e-press this week. Check here and (surprisingly) here. From Ulrich Lehner at First Things, six points of congruence with Pope Francis, including a note on gentleness: (He) was, like his most famous follower, St. Alphonsus … Continue reading
If any of our readers have taken a liking to the Angelic Doctor, consider praying a novena. My parish observes the feast on the nearest weekend to his feast day, 28 January. You can start the novena now and end on … Continue reading
Not being a Jesuit, I can stray afield from Ignatian spirituality somewhat at will. I find I often return to that kindred restless spirit, Thomas Merton, for the occasional bit of guidance. Today marks the American secular holiday dedicated to … Continue reading
Somewhere between New York and Peoria, a train to sainthood has derailed. Central Illinois blames the Big Apple. There was high optimism: There was every indication that a possible date for beatification in Peoria would have been scheduled for as early … Continue reading
Considering a photojournalist, an archbishop, and countless others, who determines martyrdom? Is it the martyrs themselves? Their survivors and colleagues and loved ones? Their murderers? Some post-death committee of truth? The number of disciples who follow in their footsteps? Do … Continue reading