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
- DPPL 41: The Tridentine Stamp on Catholicism
- Aparecida 70 – The Plague of Corruption
- Dealing With The Distasteful
- DPPL 39-40: Trent, the Good and Bad
- Pope Francis on Bishops and Priests
- MM, MM, Reaction, mmm
- DPPL 37-38: Reform Shatters On The Rocks of Catechesis
- Another Tournament
- CDWDS Head Heads Back To Spain
- Aparecida 69 – Financial Institutions
- 3,813,150 hits
Daily Archives: 21 December 2006
Jimmy Mac brings up an important point many music directors struggle to address. Should parish music repertoire reflect the comfort level of the people? Or should it urge the pew folk forward where they would not go were they not … Continue reading
Mary Jane captures what I’ve often thought of strophic hymns, On Jordan’s Bank, as one in particular. “Oh well, I want to move away from strophic hymnody at the Mass anyway.” Interesting. That’s what the pseudo-folkies tried in the late … Continue reading
On the left, here’s last year’s Saturn image contest winner, Titan’s surface from the Huygens probe. And we have the ring waves churned up by Prometheus, as suggested by our New Zealand friend.
Finishing up Vatican II’s ten-section look at sacred music, we turn to one of the most maligned groups, composers: Composers, filled with the Christian spirit, should feel that their vocation is to cultivate sacred music and increase its store of … Continue reading