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: 19 November 2007
Just a curious question as we approach the American holiday par excellence: how would you treat it? How does your parish celebrate Thanksgiving liturgically? – Thursday morning Mass with mostly “Sunday” trappings? – Thursday morning Mass, basic like a weekday? … Continue reading
This news item from LiveScience came up months ago, but I missed it. Still interesting, this piece on a researcher who thought a small band of Italian friars may have built the continent’s first Christian church in 1498. (Historian Alwyn) … Continue reading
CNS reports that San Diego’s sex abuse settlements have squeezed the diocesan budget, so the news organ of the southern-most California diocese will reduce its output by nearly 69 percent: a combination of less frequent publication, fewer pages and fewer … Continue reading
As usual, the Catholic conservatives are about twenty years behind the times. Joseph Bottum plugs his piece in December’s First Things. I’m not a subscriber, but he did provide an abstract, which sums up his thoughts, I presume: Christmas has … Continue reading
Our last post on the text of the GILH. 280. Even when the hours are recited, hymns can nourish prayer, provided they have doctrinal and literary excellence; but of their nature they are designed for singing and so, as far … Continue reading