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
- EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective
- Cosmos Looks At Lead
- Hell and Remarriage: Whose Business?
- Saints To Be Made
- Dies Domini 30: An Indispensable Day
- Prelates Pressured
- EG 147: Meaning Beyond The Details
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
- Jubilation and Pink Slips
- EG 146: Reverence for Truth
Ray MacDonald on Saints To Be Made 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
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Daily Archives: 6 December 2005
Not really, but this close-up view of Rhea makes me think of it. Lots of new pics on the Cassini web site, especially on the press image page.
Zenit‘s weekly liturgy Q&A often has some interesting little gems, like this week’s: Q: The opening prayer for Monday in the Second week of Advent asks: “prepare us to celebrate the incarnation of your son.” The Incarnation is celebrated March … Continue reading
An evening prayer for blessing during Advent, from Celtic Daily Prayer, The Northumbria Community, Collins, 2000 (hat tip: the Hopeful Imagination blog): God of the watching ones, give us Your benediction. God of the waiting ones, give us Your good … Continue reading
Optatam Totius refers to this as an “urgent” task. Interesting considering the flush days of pre- and co-conciliar vocations, one might think. More likely is that astute Catholics knew that vocations had peaked in the forties, and had been in … Continue reading
Bishop Finn on liturgy and music. It’s always interesting to talk with one’s bishop on one’s favorite topic. The gold leaf did not peel off the cathedral dome when the bishop joined me (and a dozen diocesan music committee members) … Continue reading
On Zenit today: “Echoing the call of my beloved predecessor, I would like to encourage those who cultivate sacred music to continue this journey,” said Benedict XVI said. In particular, the Holy Father suggested that the Vatican congregation reflect “on … Continue reading
I suppose that a few of you have already read the story in the Lexington Herald-Leader that reported, “Southland Christian Church near Lexington, where more than 7,000 people worship each week, is one of several evangelical megachurches across the country … Continue reading
Vatican II dealt with the clergy in three decrees: Christus Dominus, dealing with the office of bishop, Presbyterorum Ordinis, treating the ministry and life of priests, and Optatam Totius which summarizes the Church’s approach on the formation of priests. The … Continue reading