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.
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Category Archives: women religious
As I was reading Mollie Wilson O’Reilly’s post-game, it occurred to me it’s some contrast with Ross Douthat’s fracture. Perhaps the Church is more governed by the Holy Spirit when people sit down and talk than when one side or another … Continue reading
We’ve come to the end of the document Mutuae Relationes. Remember to check the full document here at the Vatican site. The situation in 1978 was that we were in the early stages of what was projected as a future working relationship between … Continue reading
You can check the full document online here, but here is the last numbered section of Mutuae Relationes, which reminds us of the pope’s authority over the curia and the establishing of cooperation between bishops and religious on the level … Continue reading
The bishops look to the possibility of large-scale cooperation in the Church, including women and men religious. They give few details for the “supra-national and universal level,” but here they are: 66. Regarding the international, continental or infra-continental sphere, among various … Continue reading
Beyond the service of the local Church, this document provides for the participation of religious leadership in various endeavors beyond/above diocesan boundaries. 64. Participation of major superiors, or, according to the statutes, of their delegates, also in other various commissions of the … Continue reading
In today’s post, we read the Church instructing bishops and religious superiors to set up mixed commissions to deal with matters pertaining to both: 63. Since it is of utmost importance that the council of major superiors collaborate diligently and … Continue reading