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: 11 November 2007
The Mercator projection relates the aspects of a spherical Earth onto the surface of a cylinder. It’s the projection that shows Alaska as half the size of the continental US and Greenland the size of a continent. I found this … Continue reading
Another rung down: the memorial. First, a liturgical reminder for optional memorials falling during Advent, Christmas, Lent or Eastertime: 234. In the arrangement of the office there is no difference between obligatory and optional memorials, except in the case of … Continue reading
Today’s feast used to usher in a forty-day period of fasting prior to Christmas. Actually, St Martin’s Day, or Martinmas, was a day more akin to Mardi Gras, with much revelry and feasting. The traditional dinner for the day is … Continue reading
The next lower rung is the feast. First, no special Vespers for the evening prior: 231. Feasts have no evening prayer I, except those feasts of the Lord that fall on a Sunday. At the office of readings, at morning … Continue reading