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
- DPPL 4: Nature and Structure of the Document
- EG 259-261: Spirit-Filled Evangelizers
- Welcoming A New Pastor
- What About Beatitudes?
- EG 257-258: The Social Message is Inescapable
- Interviewing Vatican Astronomers
- DPPL 2-3: Councils, Popes, and Bishops on Liturgy and Popular Piety
- Simulating Rosetta
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Isaiah 55, From The Heavens
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Monthly Archives: July 2007
Check this out: Before clicking on the link, test yourself to see if you can deduce or guess what’s going on here. 1. Evolutionists have taken over the VLT site in Chile and are trying to destroy evidence the universe … Continue reading
Anybody with any thoughts on this? St Anthony Messenger Online gives this brief, helpful description for the importance of genuflection, noting that it is no longer required by the post-conciliar liturgy. Anybody still double genuflecting?
CNS reports on Cardinal Martini’s assessment of the motu. While he praised the pope for “benevolence,” he won’t be using the extraordinary form: (H)is experience as a bishop convinced him of the importance of a common liturgical prayer to express … Continue reading
Cantor describes a “rough week” at his parish. His misadventures with various choir members, complainers, passive-aggressives, and the like, are well-worn paths for any music director, of any denomination or Church. I take it from his blog that he … Continue reading
Rita Ferrone’s piece in Commonweal has gotten Jeffrey Tucker’s dander up with its criticism of the motu proprio. What’s this? There’s a problem from the high ground of the culture of complaint? Some surprise that not every Catholic is singing … Continue reading
Remember all the fuss about the World Youth Day song? Gear up for a bit more. Now you can enter a contest to make a video accompanying the song. Here are the rules from the sponsor, God Squad Communications: – … Continue reading
As we get into the main body of Liturgicae Instaurationes, we read first of one of the core principles applied to liturgical reform, “noble simplicity.” 1. The new norms have made liturgical formularies, gestures, and actions much simpler, in keeping … Continue reading
Psst! Don’t tell my wife. I finished the last HP book without her. It’s been seven years of reading since the summer I first gobbled down books one through four. I enjoyed this story. Very much. One howling editing error–a … Continue reading
I’m reading more about a proposed human mission to a Near Earth Object, one of the numerous bodies which inhabit the neighborhood of Earth’s orbit. Every so often, one of them hits our planet, and it would seem to be … Continue reading
(This is Neil.) I’d like to post once more about Christianity during the Second World War, particularly how the thought of the Kreisau Circle might help us meditate on common European values – a subject of interest, I’m sure, for … Continue reading
As I was catching up on dotCommonweal today, I read Grant’s post on motumania. I was thinking to a spectacularly uninspiring bit of liturgy my family and I sat through on vacation. My wife, especially, was bitterly disappointed. We both … Continue reading
After hitting my favorite science and sports sites last night and this morning, and churning out a liturgy column for my editor, I took the plunge back into the Catholic blogosphere for a dose of Whispers. Rock dishes some Big … Continue reading
This post concludes our look at the introduction of Liturgicae Instaurationes. Rome calls out bishops, reminding us of episcopal responsibilities and duties with regard to the oversight of liturgy. What seemed untimely during the process of the Consilium’s assiduous work … Continue reading
This summer’s road trip began only nine days ago, on a hot summer Saturday morning. It was to be less driving and a new direction (north as opposed to east) from last year’s megavacation. We drove up I-35 into Iowa … Continue reading