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
- Mutuae Relationes 45: Cordial Respect
- DPPL 235: The Litany of the Saints
- No Suffocation
- Mutuae Relationes 44: A Local Bishop’s Authority
- DPPL 234: Celebration of the Eucharist
- On My Bookshelf: A Natural History of the Piano
- Mutuae Relationes 43: Too Tolerant?
- DPPL 233: Problems With A Saint’s Day
- Sex, Gender, and Such
- Mutuae Relationes 41-42: Innovations and Experiments
- 4,507,395 hits
Category Archives: Gaudium et Spes
Picking up with Gaudium et Spes 89 today: Since, in virtue of her mission received from God, the Church preaches the Gospel to all (people) and dispenses the treasures of grace, she contributes to the ensuring of peace everywhere on … Continue reading
We’re getting close to the end with Gaudium et Spes 88, we read first of the danger of scandal from wealthy Christian nations neglecting the basic duty of charity: Christians should cooperate willingly and wholeheartedly in establishing an international order that includes … Continue reading
Gaudium et Spes treats concerns about population pressure. First, the bishops acknowledge the reality of concern with overpopulation: International cooperation is needed today especially for those peoples who, besides facing so many other difficulties, likewise undergo pressures due to a … Continue reading
Gaudium et Spes gets a bit more specific on guidelines for international economic policy … The following norms seem useful for such cooperation: a) Developing nations should take great pains to seek as the object for progress to express and … Continue reading
Gaudium et Spes 85 deals with international economic cooperation: The present solidarity of (hu)mankind also calls for a revival of greater international cooperation in the economic field. Although nearly all peoples have become autonomous, they are far from being free … Continue reading
Link here, but the text of section 84 is: In view of the increasingly close ties of mutual dependence today between all the inhabitants and peoples of the earth, the apt pursuit and efficacious attainment of the universal common good … Continue reading