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: 10 December 2006
Rock wonders about gold vestments, but it is the Saturday dedication of a parish church. If it’s not a Sunday, gold is good. The thurible looks interesting. Art work from another Mary, Star of the Sea:
Clergy and the Office, with a listed preference for communal prayer: Clerics not bound to office in choir, if they are in major orders, are bound to pray the entire office every day, either in common or individually, as laid … Continue reading
There was a certain symmetry to Thomas Merton’s life. He was nearly twenty-seven when he entered the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky. It was twenty-seven years later to that day, 10 December 1941, that he died in Thailand. This quote … Continue reading
(This is Neil). Here is part of today’s “Credo” column in the Sunday Times, written by Monsignor Roderick Strange, Rector of the Pontifical Beda College in Rome: In the Gospels the distinctive Advent figure is the person of John the … Continue reading
Waking up this morning to Alton Brown whipping up some egg nog on Weekend Edition Sunday. Consult Holiday Buffet II, and if they’ve served goop laced with high fructose corn syrup or gum, come over to my house, where I’ll … Continue reading
More of our holiday public service announcement for the blogosphere. Enjoy. If something comes with gravy, use it. That’s the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. … Continue reading
Here’s what the council said about religious communities praying the Hours: Communities obliged to choral office are bound to celebrate the office in choir every day in addition to the conventual Mass. In particular: a) Orders of canons, of monks … Continue reading