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.
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Category Archives: Christus Dominus
Christus Dominus 28-32 details the relationship between the bishop and the clergy of his diocese. Religious priests also are “constituted prudent cooperators of the episcopal order,” but diocesan priests hold “first place” because “they have fully dedicated themselves in the … Continue reading
Christus Dominus 27 tells us. The most important office in the diocesan curia is that of vicar general. However, as often as the proper government of the diocese requires it, one or more episcopal vicars can be named by the … Continue reading
You know the difference, right? Auxiliaries have no right of succession; co-adjutors generally do. Christus Dominus 25-26 lays out the need for a bishop who needs help with a demanding job and stresses the need for unity among multiple bishops … Continue reading
Three sections of Christus Dominus speak of some practical matters. CD 22 speaks of practical matters for the good of the faithful: “a fitting revision of diocesan boundaries be undertaken prudently and as soon as possible. This can be done … Continue reading
Nearly halfway through Christus Dominus, and I’ll tell you there are occasional good bits ahead, but the heavy theological work is behind us already. Sections 20 and 21 deal with the alpha and omega events of a bishop’s career: appointment … Continue reading
Christus Dominus 19 states: In discharging their apostolic office, which concerns the salvation of souls, bishops per se enjoy full and perfect freedom and independence from any civil authority. Hence, the exercise of their ecclesiastical office may not be hindered, … Continue reading
According to Christus Dominus 18, it is “migrants, exiles and refugees, seafarers, air-travelers, gypsies, and others of this kind. Suitable pastoral methods should also be promoted to sustain the spiritual life of those who go to other lands for a … Continue reading