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: 26 June 2007
They looked at it in ’67: how to receive Communion. The Consilium says it’s pretty much up to the pastor: kneeling or standing, but pick one for the sign of family unity: 34. a. In accordance with the custom of … Continue reading
The Catholic blogosphere is often full of self-styled prophets who think they have the answers to all the Church’s problems, especially their own. Priests who pretend at being liturgists without a requisite background are sometimes the most entertaining of the … Continue reading
Father Z reports that a motu proprio is out. No, not that one. Another one that restores the two-thirds majority for papal elections, overturning JPII’s 1996 changes. Everybody’s been focused on the other one, which is running through the printing … Continue reading
Blackle, to be more accurate. Anybody seen this? In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit … Continue reading
In the sixties, she would have been a Republican. (She needs to get a staffer to update her web page; 2002?) “I’ve never heard of this group. I’d have to look at why they consider themselves Democrats,” said Mimi Stewart, … Continue reading
Here’s a fascinating idea. Lunar astronauts pouring fluid on a disk-shaped mesh, thus giving scientists a telescope mirror almost the size of a baseball field. The structure would be set to spin to allow the liquid to ride up the … Continue reading
When may lay people receive Communion outside of Mass? The Consilium tells you: 33. a. The faithful are to be led to the practice of receiving communion in the actual eucharistic celebration. [See Pius XII, Encycl. Mediator Dei: Acta Apostolicae … Continue reading
Pope Benedict proposed three studies to European university professors to delve to the truth in the religious and philosophical disconnects of modern days. First, a “comprehensive study on the crisis of modernity” (T)his crisis “has less to do with modernity’s … Continue reading