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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A small section today, and a quick post. 139. The common good of individual States is something that cannot be determined without reference to the human person, and the same is true of the common good of all States taken … Continue reading
Speaking of any world authority … 138. But this general authority equipped with world-wide power and adequate means for achieving the universal common good cannot be imposed by force. It must be set up with the consent of all nations. If … Continue reading
Today in Pacem in Terris, authority and morality are all tied up together: 136. Now, if one considers carefully the inner significance of the common good on the one hand, and the nature and function of public authority on the … Continue reading
First a word of hope: 132. No era will ever succeed in destroying the unity of the human family, for it consists of (people) who are all equal by virtue of their natural dignity. Hence there will always be an … Continue reading
Today in Pacem in Terris, we begin Part IV, treating the “relationship of people and political communities with the world community” Let’s read: 130. Recent progress in science and technology has had a profound influence on (our) way of life. This … Continue reading
Do you think there was really a sense in the early 1960’s that diplomacy offered more in the settling of disputes than weapons of war?: 126. (People) nowadays are becoming more and more convinced that any disputes which may arise between … Continue reading
Human unity is grounded in something more than a biological commonality. Christ makes us one, not necessarily by salvation, but by our common redemption: 121. All (people) are united by their common origin and fellowship, their redemption by Christ, and their … Continue reading