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
- Dives in Misericordiae 13b: Centered on Christ
- St Francis Xavier
- Laudato Si 46: Social Aspects of Global Change
- Worthy Is The Lamb
- Ah! Wilderness
- Dives in Misericordiae 13a: Profess and Proclaim Mercy
- Open Thread on Credibility
- Laudato Si 45: Where Do We Find Natural Beauty?
- Upper Plains Travelogue
Atheist Max on Saint Paul and Max: A Good Mix… Dick Martin on Let Our Passing Be … Fran Rossi Szpylczyn on Ah! Wilderness Jim McCrea on Montana Atheist Max on Dives in Misericordiae 13a: Pr… Liam on Montana Liam on Let Our Passing Be … Todd on Let Our Passing Be … Liam on Upper Plains Travelogue Atheist Max on Let Our Passing Be …
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Category Archives: USCCB documents
What about people who don’t go to church, and possibly never have? This section also advocates “programs” to reach out to people who are nominally Christian, but the fire of the Gospel has never been set in their souls. The … Continue reading
They used to be called “fallen-away,” but these days they are a focus in what is called the “new” evangelization. My main problem with this section is the reliance on programs. Programs are best thought of as structures in which … Continue reading
Just ask them. Ask them effectively, and I know they will come. It works. We continue with goal number two, and a twofold approach to inviting people to church. The bishops suggest very basic things for themselves: publicity that highlights … Continue reading
Continuing on our examination of goal number two (GMD 104-116), I’m interested in your thoughts on this. Does a specialized class of evangelization ministers doom an effort to broaden the effort of outreach to include all believers? Will the modern … Continue reading
Opportunity may present itself without our even heading for the streets. Sometimes people come to the Church. Are we ready to evangelize, or are we too tired? This continues a discussion on the GMD chapter (104-116) covering goal number two, … Continue reading
The Church speaks a lot of “vocations,” but way too often misses the mark with limiting this to priesthood, religious life, or even marriage. Another sacrament, a foundational sacrament, forms the core of the Christian vocation. Baptism. It’s everyone’s task … Continue reading