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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Daily Archives: 5 January 2006
Nearly all musicians I know have eclectic tastes, or are open to a wider variety of music than the average person. Speaking personally, I’ve not ever been much of a fan of what passes for country music. But I can … Continue reading
The current issue of Commonweal has a very interesting essay by Roger F. Repohl, director of music at Our Lady of Victory Church in the Bronx, about the importance of silence in the liturgy. The rubrics of the Roman Missal … Continue reading
As John Heavrin has discovered, it’s probably not necessarily the ones you think it might be. Joseph Hogan succeeded Sheen as Bishop of Rochester. Sheen lobbied for a priest of the diocese to be appointed to succeed him. Or at … Continue reading
Our look at Gaudium et Spes continues. The first three sections were a preface; the next seven cover a lengthy “introduction” assessing the “Situation of (People) in the Modern World.” To carry out such a task, the Church has … Continue reading
There was a reason why Rome was accorded spiritual honor in the early Church. It wasn’t necessarily because it was the first, because it was preceded in importance by the early Eastern patriarchates in Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch. It wasn’t … Continue reading
No, not a new title for the blog. This post is about a good home tradition to employ. It’s the one time when you can let kids write on the walls. This is a quick version for you: Ingredients: Bible, … Continue reading
If you’re not bothering with three “kings” bringing up gifts on Sunday, perhaps you’re ready to go with the proclamation of the date of Easter. Does anybody do this? Have you ever heard it done, and if so, how? Just … Continue reading
I have to admit I was a little nervous when they organized some “Magi” to bring up the gifts at tomorrow’s school Mass. But since it’s okay with the pope, I’m breathing easier. Our costumes aren’t as fancy.