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.
Vatican II pages
Devin on Saints To Be Made Jim McCrea on Saints To Be Made Liam on Saints To Be Made Liam on Dies Domini 29: The Day of… John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah! Devin on Socks Off Devin on The Best Pastoral Easter Litur…
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Monthly Archives: May 2004
Ice hockey in Australia Hard to believe, but true. If I ever achieve my life’s dream of spending several months visiting Australia, I can rely on a little touch of the north.
On her excellent blog, Karen Marie Knapp comments on Elena Curti’s piece in the 29 May 2004 Tablet. Here’s the full article. A friend of mine suggests that Pius X, not Vatican II, instigated the most substantial liturgical reform of … Continue reading
I’ve enjoyed the last four episodes of Enterprise this month. But the end of this episode is a bit twisted. Questions: Did Archer’s decision not to send Malcolm to disable the planet-killing weapon (and thereby not being present at the … Continue reading
Recent American war policy has been a disaster. Let’s look at the scorecard over the past sixty years. We fought Iraq in 1991 (after supporting Saddam all through the 80′s) and a tinpot dictator outlasts his adversary, our president Bush … Continue reading
Scattered discussions around St Blog’s about who’s at fault. The nuns. The liberals. The microphone sales staff. The publishers. The bishops. The egotistical musicians. On Fr Jeff Keyes’ blog someone asked me if I was joking for saying the progressives … Continue reading
Small Catholic parish of 3500 families seeks an organist/cantor/music director. Qualifications: Must accept the whims of the pastor as being of primary importance. As for weddings, the organist must be guided by the bride’s favorite CD of the Three Tenors; … Continue reading
I’m a sucker for reading reviews. Except for his taste for soft porn, I find I agree most often with Roger Ebert when it comes to cinema. Rick Norwood’s bi-monthly column at the sf site is a regular read. I … Continue reading
Archbishop Chaput weighs in on receiving Communion “But the Church always expects Catholics who are living in serious sin or who deny the teachings of the Church — whether they’re highly visible officials or anonymous parishioners — to have the … Continue reading
One night I had a wondrous dream: one set of footprints there were seen. The footprints of my precious Lord, but mine were not along the shore. But then some stranger prints appeared, so I asked the Lord, “What have … Continue reading
A friend e-mailed “I’m specifically wondering if you go on retreat with a purpose in mind (e.g., to discern something, to concentrate on a certain aspect of your life, etc.), or with a blank slate to let the Lord write … Continue reading
The one thing missing in the abortion/excommunication of abortion providers/excommunication of political supporters of abortion providers/excommunication of voters for political supporters of abortion providers debate. Some of my St Blog’s friends are buying banners and popcorn in anticipation of the … Continue reading
My wife was worried four days wasn’t going to be enough. Though it was my shortest retreat in nine years, it came just at the right time, and it was just the right length. Everybody on the premises was also … Continue reading
Is at present one of my favorite pieces of classical music. It is Hovhaness’s 6th symphony. The whole disc, Telarc 80392 is performed by I Fiamminghi and is really fine. As Emeril would say, go out and buy a few … Continue reading
Spiritual Book Associates sent me Basil Pennington’s book Seeking His Mind a few years ago. I had set it aside, but then misplaced it in my den. So this will join the Psalms as spiritual reading this coming week. It’s … Continue reading