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
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Monthly Archives: December 2006
Another weekend of the football faithful wearing red proudly in the Heartland. Along with the Chiefs win today, three other results had to line up just right for the local team to make the playoffs. And they did. With fortune … Continue reading
What do you think, my friends? How much Marian music do you program tomorrow? How much Christmas music? Is anybody still putting in a plug for world peace?
These individual Churches, whether of the East or the West, although they differ somewhat among themselves in rite (to use the current phrase), that is, in liturgy, ecclesiastical discipline, and spiritual heritage, are, nevertheless, each as much as the others, … Continue reading
We set up ours about two years ago. No need to use it just yet, but Catholic News Hub reports on a Wisconsin parish that used it to save a life. Just as he does every Saturday, John Fazer went … Continue reading
On the Cassini site this week, a series of movies, moon maps, 3-D images (where are those glasses?) and other astronomical goodies. While browsing in a bookstore yesterday, I saw this coffee table volume with extremely beautiful pictures. What’s … Continue reading
We begin the main body of Orientalium Ecclesiarum with a first section entitled, “The Individual Churches or Rites.” The Holy Catholic Church, which is the Mystical Body of Christ, is made up of the faithful who are organically united in … Continue reading
Let’s start our examination of the Decree on Eastern Rite Catholic Churches, Orientalium Ecclesiarum. This document was promulgated near the end of Vatican II’s third session, 21 November 1964. Let’s keep in mind we are not dealing with Orthodox Christianity … Continue reading
This question is far less in vogue among world organizers these days, but it was a significant step in 1963: The Second Ecumenical Sacred Council of the Vatican, recognizing the importance of the wishes expressed by many concerning the assignment … Continue reading
This coin, along with the copper large cent, were among the first official issues of the new federal mint in Philadelphia in 1793. Despite a popularity of copper coins among American collectors, the half cent series (1793-1857) has never caught … Continue reading
During the shopping adventures of Advent, I ran across a handful of Freddy the Pig titles in the Half Price Books. I’m pleased all of the Walter Brooks detective pig series is back in print. If you like children’s literature, … Continue reading
Before I get to bed tonight, let me outline the Vatican II plan for Catholic Sensibility in the new year. I hope to continue one or two-a-day posting on the last of the Vatican II documents we have yet to … Continue reading
It is fitting that the use of pontificals be reserved to those ecclesiastical persons who have episcopal rank or some particular jurisdiction. Okay. Liam may be able to provide some background of substance on this one. This small section also … Continue reading
It’s been a tough enough road to get music education into seminaries. How many have a single course in sacred art history? During their philosophical and theological studies, clerics are to be taught about the history and development of sacred … Continue reading
And we get to the issue of reform: Along with the revision of the liturgical books, as laid down in Art. 25, there is to be an early revision of the canons and ecclesiastical statutes which govern the provision of … Continue reading