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: 14 April 2007
At my parish, I’m the liturgy consultant for weddings. Good news, that I don’t get to play many of them, except for those of friends. Good news also that I get to meet many fascinating people and talk about one … Continue reading
It’s a minor point, really. Since the changes in the Fraction Rite (breaking of the bread, plus the Agnus Dei) I’ve seen priests continue to hold back from breaking some or even all the consecrated bread. Most guys seem to … Continue reading
Inter Oecumenici was an instruction from the Consilium, published on 26 September 1964, about eight months after the motu proprio Sacram Liturgiam and just a few weeks before the third session of Vatican II was to commence. This document will … Continue reading
Peter asks me my opinion about the “singability” of the new Mass texts. I would need to look at them all more carefully. Permit me to toss out a few general statements. First, nearly any text can be adapted for … Continue reading
Here’s the other half of the motu proprio. Twenty-two days after Sacram Liturgiam, these eleven norms were due to go into effect. Therefore, with our apostolic authority and on our own initiative, we order and decree that from the coming … Continue reading