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: 6 June 2007
You can get a slew of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter here, including this remarkable overview of Western Utopia Planitia. I wonder if the first parish there will take Thomas More as its patron? Did you know that the … Continue reading
Are you sad about a non-Catholic getting to play his winning song for the pope? To win this BBC competition, you have four weeks to put together your best effort. Here are the rules.
Here’s the latest image of Dione featured on the Cassini site. And here’s how the mission scientists describe it for the surfing public: Significant variations in the density of impact craters on the surface of Dione can be seen here, … Continue reading
In the last post on Eucharisticum Mysterium, the Consilium outlined the six major post-conciliar points for liturgical reform. We learn in this section that this document is intended to provide a foundation for lay formation on the Eucharist, with an … Continue reading
Just a curious question for those with experience: how often would you dryclean clergy vestments? I’ll confess this is a gap in my liturgical know-how. Most guys I’ve worked for took care of them on their own. But now I’m … Continue reading
Motumania. You’ve gotta love the word. I think I like it more than MaChurch. Hope is kept alive in some quarters like girl scouts trying to eke out a last round of smores from a day-old fire a body could … Continue reading
Rock reports on the outcry from conservatives intent on doing an Archbishop Burke on an Australian pop star, who after having his song selected as “theme” for next year’s World Youth Day, seemed to have a rather uncritical stance toward … Continue reading
What did you name your child? A few years ago, someone commented on the “non-Christian” name for my daughter, unaware, I think, that she was adopted. My wife and I had indeed discussed renaming our child. I even spent an … Continue reading
This is a very long section, but there are important points that give us a good perspective as to the early post-conciliar approach to liturgical reform. In order these would be: The sense of the Paschal Mystery as central to … Continue reading