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
Liam on Singing During The Communion… Todd on Singing During The Communion… charlesincenca on Singing During The Communion… Todd on To Praise the Dead or To Pray… Dick Martin on To Praise the Dead or To Pray… Liam on Trillions Dick Martin on To Praise the Dead or To Pray… charlesincenca on Funeral Prayers John Donaghy on In Paradisum Jen on In Paradisum
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Category Archives: Dignitatis Humanae
Summing up Dignitatis Humanae 15, the Council recognizes three facts: 1. People want to be free to profess religion privately and publicly. 2. Many governments acknowledge this, declaring it to be a civil right. 3. Yet some governments deny this … Continue reading
Dignitatis Humanae 14 brings us back to a consideration of the Church’s role in religious freedom. We claim the freedom. In many places we possess it. What do we do with it? First, spread the Word: (T)he Catholic Church must … Continue reading
Dignitatis Humanae 13 speaks of this being a “sacred freedom,” a “fundamental principle” in all relations between Church and state. This freedom is claimed on spiritual authority, “established by Christ the Lord, upon which there rests, by divine mandate, the … Continue reading
Dignitatis Humanae 12 in whole: In faithfulness therefore to the truth of the Gospel, the Church is following the way of Christ and the apostles when she recognizes and gives support to the principle of religious freedom as befitting the … Continue reading
How does the document treat the reality of Jesus Christ, of whom most every living human being has heard. Is Christ essential? And how do we tackle the conundrum of presenting Christ, yet not in a coercive way? God calls … Continue reading
Dignitatis Humanae 10 tells it true: no one is to be forced to become a Christian. This doctrine is contained in the word of God and it was constantly proclaimed by the Fathers of the Church. The act of faith … Continue reading