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: 2 February 2007
At this rate, I’ll turn English away from the Norman Conquest and back to a decent polysyllabic German by next week. Maybe I’ll get my own Ordo Missae translation. I was reading of the outrage on Catholic sites and in … Continue reading
Nature abhors a vacuum. Catholic corollary: We’ve gone a few days without a red-faced, heretic-smackdown, liturgy discussion, so let’s get it down. Rock reports today on Bishop Trautman’s Tablet thrown-down gauntlet on the English handling of “pro multis.” For those … Continue reading
Unitatis Redintegratio 23 details other important stepping stones aside from the three we’ve covered in the last few posts, especially prayer and worship: The daily Christian life of these (sisters and brothers) is nourished by their faith in Christ and strengthened by … Continue reading
I almost forgot the question for today. How many armchair liturgists would retain the old custom of the blessing of candles on February 2nd. Or do you even know what I’m talking about?
Tomorrow is the traditional observance for those strange-looking double candles. Our parish has a Saturday morning Mass and our “Sunday” observance at 4PM. How would you handle blessing throats? Door number 1: It’s a silly superstition; let the real sick … Continue reading
The third cause for hope is in Baptism, the commencement of the sacramental life: Whenever the Sacrament of Baptism is duly administered as Our Lord instituted it, and is received with the right dispositions, a person is truly incorporated into the … Continue reading