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
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
- Jubilation and Pink Slips
- EG 146: Reverence for Truth
- Dies Domini 28: The Gift of the Spirit
- Which Worship Aids?
- Private Masses–Bleah!
- EG 145: Preparing To Preach
- Dies Domini 27: The Day of Christ-Light
- One of Our Own
- The Best Pastoral Easter Liturgy (That Might Get People To Return Next Sunday)
John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah! Devin on Socks Off Devin on The Best Pastoral Easter Litur… Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Todd on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Monthly Archives: June 2007
It’s hard to call it a vacation when I don’t actually go out of town. I think I had about four calls from the office this week about stuff. I called there once and dropped by one evening to make … Continue reading
We turn to the final sub-section of part II looking at the Eucharist through the ministry of the bishop and priest. First, a reminder of the “public and social” nature of liturgy: 42. The celebration of the eucharist expresses in … Continue reading
I stumbled across this blog several weeks ago. I’ve been meaning to pass it along to you: Paleo-Future, in which the author looks at how people envisioned the future (meaning today or thereabouts) from the past. Lots of illustrations plus … Continue reading
Over at dotCommonweal, Joseph Komonchak asks the question: (I)s there a significant generation-gap here? Let me take a stab at some possibilities: Young people are involved in Catholicism, just not in their parents’ groups. Some parishes did such a good … Continue reading
What if a person is unable to receive under the form of bread? 41. In case of necessity and at the discretion of the bishop, it is permissible for the eucharist to be given under the form of wine alone … Continue reading
Another image from Cassini this week. Here’s Titan as the intrepid space probe passes behind the moon yesterday from the sun’s view. Titan’s ample atmosphere bends sunlight to give the false appearance of an eclipse. As viewed from Saturn, the … Continue reading
Rock has a good bit of information on the motu proprio, as does Boston’s Cardinal Seán, one of the participants in this past week’s “public” showing of the mp to certain bishops. The cardinal first: The Holy Father was very … Continue reading
What about believers who are unable to attend parish Mass? 40. It is right for those prevented from being present at the celebration of the community eucharist to receive the eucharist often; in this way they will also realize that … Continue reading
Look at some of the raw images from the Cassini probe’s latest flyby of Tethys. You may remember it’s one of the moons now thought to have some kind of volcanic activity contributing to the plasma caught in Saturn’s magnetic … Continue reading
Dan at Holy Whapping surfaces a theory of the motu proprio as Ressourcement. What does that mean? In the 1930′s and into the 1940′s, a handful of Jesuits and Dominicans began a movement to ground Catholic theology and liturgy in … Continue reading
Some notes on Viaticum, receiving the Eucharist at the time of death: 39. Communion received as viaticum should be considered as a special sign of sharing in the mystery celebrated in the Mass, the mystery of the death of the … Continue reading
When I left home for the college dorm, I realized that my mother’s potato salad was nearly unique. That yellowish stuff I saw in the cafeteria was loaded with mustard. That stuff belonged on hot dogs, not with potatoes. My … Continue reading
What takes place after Communion? Remember this document is an “instruction on worship of the Eucharistic mystery,” not a 100% liturgy piece. 38. On those who partake of the body and blood of Christ the gift of the Spirit is … Continue reading
Musical observances of Thomas More aren’t quite completed yet. Australia’s For the God Who Sings features music this weekend for More and his fellow martyr John Fisher by that English Catholic stalwart, William Byrd: The former Lord Chancellor’s head hung … Continue reading
Nice “video” of Metis and Adrastea keeping one of Jupiter’s rings in line. It’s actually a sequence of images “from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) show(ing) the well-defined lanes of gravel- to boulder-sized material composing the bulk of the … Continue reading