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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Ad Gentes treats the topic of Christian communities applying themselves to the missionary effort: But since the People of God lives in communities, especially in dioceses and parishes, and becomes somehow visible in them, it is also up to these … Continue reading →
Ad Gentes topic of the day: cooperation, first of church members with missionary activity: As members of the living Christ, incorporated into Him and made like unto Him through baptism and through confirmation and the Eucharist, all the faithful are … Continue reading →
We begin the final chapter of Ad Gentes today, “Cooperation” Since the whole Church is missionary, and the work of evangelization is a basic duty of the People of God, this sacred synod invites all to a deep interior renewal; … Continue reading →
The end of Chapter V and the conclusion of Vatican II’s discussion of planning missionary activity: Since the right and methodical exercise of missionary activity requires that those who labor for the Gospel should be scientifically prepared for their task, … Continue reading →
More teamwork; in this section, men and women religious. The institutes engaged in missionary activity in the same territory should find ways and means of coordinating their work. Therefore, it will be very useful to have conferences of Religious men … Continue reading →
Some legal stuff, the relatinship between a bishop and missionary institutes operating in a territory. Bringing a missionary effort to a conclusion in an area must be a bittersweet moment. The obvious ideal is that bishops and local clergy will … Continue reading →
Bishops working together on issues seems to be an expectation. Episcopal conferences should take common counsel to deal with weightier questions and urgent problems, without however neglecting local differences. Lest the already insufficient supply of (people) and means be further dissipated, … Continue reading →