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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Tag Archives: synod on the family
Let’s begin our detailed look at another Church document, the final report, the “Relatio Synodi” of the recent synod of bishops. Remember the title: “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” Read the full document here. Notice … Continue reading
Over the next several weeks, we’ll examine in detail the “Relatio Synodi” of last month’s Synod of Bishops. The title of the document is “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” The full document is available here. … Continue reading
Do they Suffice it to say this sort of wind would never have blown through the Church in the period 1991-2013. People are openly questioning the administration of the sacraments to another group of public sinners, and suddenly, two millennia … Continue reading
After I read Cardinal Nichols’ brief pastoral letter on the recent family synod, I got the idea Pope Francis is operating on a totally different plane from some of his critics. Cardinal Nichols pooh-poohs the idea the synod was a … Continue reading
George Weigel, among others, is miffed that Theology of the Body wasn’t invited to the synod: It’s also disconcerting that John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, which is the Church’s best answer to that challenge, seemed to have been … Continue reading
David Gibson on the synod: Amid all the lobbying and armchair analysis, it’s important to step back and realize that in the three decades before Francis was elected pope, bishops, priests and theologians could have been investigated, censured, silenced or … Continue reading