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
- EG 19: The Church’s Missionary Transformation
- Mediator Dei 65
- Does Romance Fit A Christian Christmas?
- EG 17-18: Discussion Topics
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Matthew 3:1-12
- Mediator Dei 63-64
- EG 16: The Scope and Limits of this Exhortation
- Merton in Advent, 1948
- Mediator Dei 62
- EG 15: Evangelization is Foremost
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Daily Archives: 11 July 2007
Why is adaptation necessary? 21. A translation of the liturgy therefore often requires cautious adaptation. But cases differ: 22. a. Sometimes a text can be translated word for word and keep the same meaning as the original, for example, pleni … Continue reading
Look what came in the mail today. I blogged about this pamphlet a few months ago. It’s a four-page collection of mostly quotes from Sacramentum Caritatis. Nothing really offensive, and it does cover the essentials of the document.
Technically, this would be steam, but it’s still that precious commodity the Kazon and the Ice Pirates found so elusive in the science fiction universe. Scientists had previously looked for signs of water on HD 189733b but failed to find … Continue reading
American and European astronomers surveyed fifty-four nearby stars considered candidates for having Jupiter-sized companions orbiting at 500 million miles or farther. Results? Nada. Is this significant? Jupiter is one of the unsung influences that permitted life to evolve on Earth. … Continue reading
Novenas (Prayers of Intercession and Devotion) by William G. Storey from Loyola Press is a valuable addition to a prayer library. The publisher claims it is a unique collection and I have no evidence suggesting this is otherwise so. Some … Continue reading
A colleague sends this along to me: (to the tune of “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” from: Kiss Me Kate) Brush up your Latin Start chanting it now Brush up your Latin And the angels you will wow Just declaim a … Continue reading
20. c. The prayer of the Church is always the prayer of some actual community, assembled here and now. It is not sufficient that a formula handed down from some other time or region be translated verbatim, even if accurately, … Continue reading
There’s no doubt that the Dick Cheney political episode that is the Bush Administration (unless he’s really claiming to be a Doonesbury-esque fourth branch) has given us, especially politicos, some lessons to be learned. My suggestion in the 2000 Iowa … Continue reading
What do you think Michael Moore and your favorite conservative blogger share in common? A distaste for the mainstream media. CNN tries to be hard-hitting in looking closely at Sicko, but Moore’s web page eviscerates the attempt. Part one … Continue reading
There’s a press release for a Q&A formatted document. Grant Gallicho at dotCommonweal is asking who’s asking, and I wonder the same thing. Father Tim has his take on it. One of my correspondents asks, “Why oh, why do we … Continue reading
More spotlight for English in the following sections: 16. b. Certain other principles should be observed so that a translation will be understood by the hearers in the same sense as the revealed truths expressed in the liturgy. 17. 1. … Continue reading
“I’m not impressed by you modern penguins. Y’all seem rather puny to me.” “We’re not impressed you big Oligocene dudes had to dodge Peruvian crocodiles. Our biggest worries are eco-tourists.” News item here.