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: 16 December 2006
A parishioner sent me some images from the Fairbanks Ice Festival. There is no truth to the rumor that traditionalists celebrated indult Masses within this impressive edifice. I was struck by this next image because of my love of paleontology, … Continue reading
With this post we wrap up Vatican II’s look at the liturgical year. The saints have been traditionally honored in the Church and their authentic relics and images held in veneration. For the feasts of the saints proclaim the wonderful … Continue reading
Somewhat, anyway. Here’s one link to a petition to liberalize the 1962 Missal. The spirit of Vatican II takes root in wonderful new ways.
More on Lent, including the communal expression of penitential practices: During Lent penance should not be only internal and individual, but also external and social. The practice of penance should be fostered in ways that are possible in our own … Continue reading
Neil’s and my commentary on two more Vatican documents, Nostra Aetate and Dignitatis Humanae, are fully incorporated into the topics sidebar. By the time we finish our look at Vatican II, it might be nearly time to do it all … Continue reading
Last month, I (Neil) posted a summary of an article in the East Asian Pastoral Review by the Jesuit scholar Keith Pecklers on the Kiss of Peace. Fr Pecklers has himself written a shorter version of his article for this … Continue reading
It was Vatican II itself, and not crazed liturgists or catechumenate directors who reminded the Church that Lent isn’t 100% about penance: The season of Lent has a twofold character: primarily by recalling or preparing for baptism and by penance, … Continue reading