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
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… Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Todd on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Monthly Archives: October 2005
The following is an excerpt from William Placher’s book review of Oliver O’Donovan’s The Ways of Judgment in The Christian Century. The Rev. O’Donovan is the Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford University: Freedom, O’Donovan insists, doesn’t … Continue reading
AA 20 treats it: Many decades ago the laity in many nations began to dedicate themselves increasingly to the apostolate. They grouped themselves into various kinds of activities and societies which, while maintaining a closer union with the hierarchy, pursued … Continue reading
Brigid might have me confused with somebody else who does this sort of thing, but I’m in a blogging mood on lunch break, so what the heck … We have a new priest in the parish, a Jesuit returned to … Continue reading
There are typos, and then there are spelling errors consistently made. I’m always amused at how conservative St Bloggers continue to misspell the LA cardinal’s name. It’s almost as though the only thing they ever read about him is the … Continue reading
Trust me: it really is a myth. FrMichael in the comment box below asked about the “Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, NAPM, magazines like Worship and Ministry & Liturgy, the BCL, diocesan liturgists, NPM, OCP, GIA, LTP, and the like” … Continue reading
John Allen relates an interview with Bishop Donald Wuerl on the synod’s biggest “non-issue.” JA: A synod is sometimes as important for what it doesn’t say as for what it does. How do you interpret the near-total silence on the … Continue reading
My friends Diana and Bob gave a concert last night. They’re members of the small choir & ensemble that sings at our parish’s 9AM Sunday Mass. But I’ve never had a chance to see their concert performance. It was outstanding, … Continue reading
Our attention might be elsewhere today, but I’d like to continue to meditate on preaching. Very quickly, then, in my earlier attempts, I wrote that giving and listening to a sermon is an entrance into that same movement of the … Continue reading
It’s here, on the Messenger mission web page. It’s not one of the JPL biggies, but it might well prove to be one of the top space missions of the next decade. I always thought Mercury seemed to be too … Continue reading
Have you noticed them? They usually begin, “If I have offended someone …”Air Force football coach Fisher DeBerry was understandably upset about losing 48-10 to TCU last weekend. He said the opposing school “had a lot more Afro-American players … Continue reading
Now that Miers has withdrawn from consideration, that’s the question. The Miers nomination has the whiff of being a Bush choice all the way. It seems like it was a choice the president insisted upon and nobody in his … Continue reading
The following is from today’s BBC “Thought For The Day,” delivered by Dom Anthony Sutch, former headmaster and monk of Downside Abbey: So the essential heart of the system is the expectation of the best. To that end we need … Continue reading
Liam tells me that my previous post on light and darkness was more suitable for Romanesque cathedrals. I’ll give it another go. Robert Barron, in his Heaven in Stone and Glass, has us meditate on something obvious about Gothic cathedrals … Continue reading
Pardon this partially formed thought, but as I was digesting one of Rock’s recent posts, the discussion steered in part into how NPR ignores stories of persecuted Catholics in the world. Why, it was asked, do some news outlets seem … Continue reading