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: 21 February 2006
Todd has wisely directed us to the topic of reconciliation. I have learned a great deal from a lecture by the Orthodox Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia, delivered at a retreat in Vézelay in 1999. He gives us three reasons for … Continue reading
The New Liturgical Movement blog has a post on “Beauty is of the Essence of Liturgy,” reprinted from the Fruit of Contemplation blog. Natch, I had to put in my two cents’ worth. Shawn from NLM responded to my post: … Continue reading
Just discovered this feature. I like it. MW went to a 6:30 PM holy day Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan. No music. Maybe the tourists want it non-musical or something, but a cathedral church that can’t muster … Continue reading
More evidence that Upstate New York is not a normal kind of place: icicles don’t point down. Wind blown ice forms on a decorative light house along Lake Erie in Hamburg, N.Y., Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. Winds gusting up to … Continue reading
“(T)he Catholic Church continues convinced that, to foster peace and understanding between peoples and men, it is necessary and urgent that religions and their symbols be respected,” the Pope said today. Overheard: Lib: Drat! No more making fun of ground-dragging … Continue reading
This time from Rome. Zenit has been publishing Chieti-Vasto Archbishop Bruno Forte’s pastoral letter on “Reconciliation and the Beauty of God.” Part three is here, and the other sections are easily reviewed: Part 1 Part 2 More to follow.
Here’s a good one for you. The parish has just begun First Friday 24-hour adoration in the church. Lent is coming up. The parish traditionally offers stations of the cross Fridays during the season at 6PM. Do you: 1. … Continue reading