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: January 2006
Rather dazzling even in black and white, don’t you think? An older surface than Enceladus (of the south pole ice geysers) but still not as peppered with craters as Rhea. Questions: Why are the central peaks of those craters so … Continue reading
What was it? A universal indult for the 1962 Missal was supposed to be forthcoming a year or two ago. What happened? The brash and loud schismatic leadership continues to stamp its foot and make demands of Rome. Traditionalism in … Continue reading
The following excerpt comes from an article written by the Lutheran ethicist Larry Rasmussen for the current Sojourners magazine. It is meant to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It might also be worth remembering that … Continue reading
Zenit gives you the basic elements of his address. One thought from it: The question of marital annulment arouses much interest, since “for many faithful, the possibility to receive Eucharistic Communion” depends on ecclesiastical decisions, said the Pope. The Eucharist, … Continue reading
This is from the Very Rev John Breck’s current “Life in Christ” column. I’ve taken the liberty of placing one of his paragraphs in italics. Don’t we recognize ourselves in it? One of the most influential people in my life … Continue reading
John asks some good questions below. Do you really think that Vatican II’s call for greater active participation in the Mass was a call to turn every Mass attendent into a performer? I get squeamish about the word “performer.” “Participant” … Continue reading
Sirach 14:20-21 begins a reflection on “the search for wisdom:” Happy the man who meditates on wisdom, and reflects on knowledge; Who ponders her ways in his heart, and understands her paths; But then it gets a tad creepy (22-24): … Continue reading
One of my favorite concerts of 2005, indeed of my life, was seeing Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers performed last Fall.Two musicians to be emulated by anyone attempting to piece together a church ensemble. Or any kind of band, really: Claudio and … Continue reading
The diocesan vicar general has asked me to procure a Sacramentary with opening and post-communion prayers only. The usual suspects are no longer printing them. Or selling them. In lieu of watching eBay daily, anybody out there have a spare … Continue reading
A Dominican priest weighs in on the missalette controversy. This guy proves yet again that it is impossible to peg people as exclusively liberal or conservative. Twenty years ago, I came down solidly in the anti-missalette crowd. But today, I … Continue reading
A US/UK/Australia snapshot of Catholic schools at Zenit. While we’re on the topic of Catholic Schools, don’t forget the thread below asking about your parish experiences of the weekend. Or just use this one. In my experience, the school often … Continue reading
Rock has the goods on an auxiliary bishop who doubles as a goalie for his team in a Chicago over-30 league. But it’s important to remember a full bishop, namely the revered Ken Untener of Saginaw, played hockey as well. … Continue reading
Richard John Neuhaus is not having a good week. First he raises the straw man of Jesuit conspiracy. Then he piles on with a flimsy attack of an America editorial. So the response of the official magazine of the Society … Continue reading
Our parish-school relations have not always been the best. So some of us are working hard to ensure that Catholic Schools Observance gets off to a good start. I’m grateful for liturgical scheduling on normal weekends, as I left most … Continue reading
Curmudgeon, my fellow KC blogger is on a mission. He targets the legal advocates of sex abuse victims, but he does suggest a Catholic alternative might exist to his position? (W)hatever horrible things the shepherds have done, and whatever justice … Continue reading