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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Monthly Archives: April 2007
Our parish just finished hosting this warm-up event. I have promises from three or four people who attended to send me digital images, so wolftracker and the other KC area folks who couldn’t make it can see what happened.
Thanks to all for the generally calm and, at times, thorough discussion on the Archbishop Burke thread here. The same cannot be said for the commentariat in other places, including on this thread. One priest offered: This whole incident has been … Continue reading
Check out this video of a dust devil on Mars.
Cassini imaged Saturn’s rings as seen above a month ago today. The sun shines on them from below; you can catch some of the reflected glare bouncing back onto the planet. Upper left, note the shadows of the rings on … Continue reading
Musicam Sacram now begins a chapter entitled, “Those With a Role In Liturgical Celebrations.” First we read of one difference between clergy and lay liturgical ministers. The former minister because of their ordination. The latter serve because of the need … Continue reading
This release from SpaceRef.com describes the importance of satellites in piecing together more data on climate change. Moreso than photographs, climatologists rely on a radar instrument to cut through clouded atmosphere and the long, dark polar winters. I was not … Continue reading
As Musicam Sacram draws to complete its first chapter outline of general norms, we read of matters of repertoire and style. First we see a pragmatic statement which pretty much opens up the repertoire to any suitable genre: 9. In … Continue reading
I’m not often sure what to make of Archbishop Burke, over on the other side of my state. Morning’s Minion has a pretty fair measure of the man and his latest adventures in public relations. At first, I wasn’t going … Continue reading
Our parish school‘s administration and faculty have opted for a weekly practice of these in the coming school year. I already have my first draft of the liturgy schedule and homeroom assignments for preparation. Through this past year, it had … Continue reading
I’ve seen the release of the reconstructed and expanded story of the family of Húrin, originally published in the Silmarillion, chapter 21. When I read it back in ’77, I was disappointed that the editor seemed to rush his way … Continue reading
Musicam Sacram sets down some more liturgy basics, and we begin to get into principles which we can apply to music. 6. The proper arrangement of a liturgical celebration requires the due assignment and performance of certain functions, by which … Continue reading
The European Space Agency asks you to put together a ten-song playlist as part of a competition for an iPod download for the International Space Station. There are some restrictions: The competition is only open to young people under … Continue reading
My bishop visited for confirmation this evening. Everything went smoothly: music, servers, lectors, and we got a good homily. Bishop Finn preached largely with a smile on his face. He takes care with his vocal delivery these days; it’s a … Continue reading
This synod won’t draw the attention that last one did on the Eucharist. But the Word of God is no doubt an important topic. Zenit released Rome’s “lineamenta,” or outline for this October’s synod. It includes a set of questions … Continue reading