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
- What Pope Francis Intends On Abortion Forgiveness
- On Counter-Witnessing
- When Do People Lose God?
- Laudato Si 79: Evolution, Positive and Otherwise
- Cinquant’anni Dopo 21-22: Rivalries and Critiques
- Laudato Si 78: Disposing of Myths
- Open Thread on Favorable Interpretation
- The Arc From Canon Law To Astrophysics
- Cinquant’anni Dopo 19-20: Obedience and Unity
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Category Archives: Lumen Gentium
Part two of Lumen Gentium‘s “epilogue” on the Blessed Mother continues with a section that examines “The Role of the Blessed Mother in the Economy of Salvation.” The Sacred Scriptures of both the Old and the New Testament, as well … Continue reading
Why did Vatican II address Mary and her role (Lumen Gentium 52-69)? Here’s what the bishops hoped to accomplish: Wherefore this Holy Synod, in expounding the doctrine on the Church, in which the divine Redeemer works salvation, intends to describe … Continue reading
You’ll probably find these Lumen Gentium sections on Mary, though well-footnoted, to be less dense than what preceded them. Today’s section finds the council bishops laying their case for the Catholic affection for the Mother of God: The Virgin Mary, … Continue reading
The last several sections of Lumen Gentium treat, as the chapter headings suggests, “THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD IN THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST AND THE CHURCH.“ Sections 52 through 69 serve as a document to itself. It has … Continue reading
The council does two things here. First, it affirms Catholic teaching on dead believers as elucidated in previous councils. And second, it urges perspective and an elimination of abuses which have been associated with Catholic expression for the dead. Nothing … Continue reading
Vatican II on saints: a bit of history beginning with martyrs, then working to the veneration of religious, then folks who were just plain good role models. Fully conscious of this communion of the whole Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, … Continue reading