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.
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Getting every believer comfortable about sharing faith: it’s a fine objective. But there are a lot of cultural challenges to this, and not just because a lot of Catholics are introverts. Fortunately, the Lord does not call us to be … Continue reading
Readers might want to consult this chapter devoted to goal number two (GMD 104-116) at the USCCB web page. Eleven objectives are put forward. Topping the list is the desire to make the Church more welcoming through its institutions, especially … Continue reading
The bishops are audacious in their second goal, restated at the start of this chapter (GMD 104-116): To invite all people in the United States, whatever their social or cultural background, to hear the message of salvation in Jesus Christ … Continue reading
Let’s wrap up our long examination of objectives and strategies for that first GMD goal, enlivening faith and sharing it: To foster greater appreciation of cultural and ethnic spirituality At first glance, one might ask what this has to do … Continue reading
Spirituality for the workplace gets a notice in the GMD chapter on enlivening faith and sharing it. “Workplace” doesn’t always translate into “corporate” in the minds of many. The exaltation of profit and the dehumanization of employees worldwide is more of a problem than … Continue reading
Continuing along in our examination of that first GMD goal, enlivening faith and sharing it, section 101 addresses households. The strategies offered are what you might think: praying daily, home rituals, forming groups for parents. Two possible strategies struck me. The … Continue reading