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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Category Archives: Apostolicam Actuositatem
The Council bishops give one final exhortation. Let’s listen in. The most holy council, then, earnestly entreats all the laity in the Lord to answer gladly, nobly, and promptly the more urgent invitation of Christ in this hour and the … Continue reading
AA 32 finishes off lay formation and the last of the meat of the document. Lay people have, for their benefit: study sessions congresses periods of recollection spiritual exercises frequent meetings conferences books periodicals for the purpose of deeper knowledge … Continue reading
AA 31 says it. Lay people should be well-formed for the task of evangelization and bringing other people to holiness. Note this is a lay responsibility that begins with the simplest of interactions: conversation. (T)he laity must be specially formed … Continue reading
Catechists must be well-formed: Teachers and educators on the other hand, who carry on a distinguished form of the apostolate of the laity by their vocation and office, should be equipped with that learning and pedagogical skill that are needed … Continue reading
According to AA30, you can’t get away from the parish community: They should be so involved in the local community of the parish that they will acquire a consciousness of being living and active members of the people of God. … Continue reading
Bear with me; AA 30 is a bit lengthy; we’ll cover it in bite-sized pieces today. It treats lay formation across the ages. Across a person’s ages, that is. The training for the apostolate should start with the children’s earliest … Continue reading