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
- Laudato Si 80: A Creation Incomplete
- 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
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Category Archives: spirituality
Gratitude isn’t an exclusively Christian idea. In business, psychology, and even the secular American November holiday we find adherents. Or at least people willing to give it lip service. I found a brief and interesting idea about the Japanese notion … Continue reading
The spiritual guide John Veltri, SJ, adapted material from Mary Southard for this “prayer pattern” titled “Ecology, A Spirituality of Reconciliation.” The whole composition is thoughtful and appropriately timely, given the huge discussion these days on Laudato Si’. But I especially … Continue reading
Black sky in broad daylight, charcoal gray underfoot, and no water to drink or air to breathe. I believe it was one of the Apollo astronauts, Buzz Aldrin, who referred to the lunar landscape (image credit, right) as “magnificent desolation.” I wonder … Continue reading
My morning lectio continued to take me through Sirach, a book which has been partly fruitful, partly routine. I was struck by a section in chapter 38 today: My child, when you are ill, do not delay, but pray to … Continue reading
Parish meetings get bogged down this past year? Consider inviting Saint Ignatius to the deliberations. Considering the day, perhaps a note on freedom, since we Americans are somewhat mindful of that on the 4th: Central to this method is the … Continue reading
The title of the prayer is taken from Latin for “receive.” Saint Ignatius placed it in an appendix of sorts to his Spiritual Exercises. Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my entire will. All … Continue reading