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
- Reconciliation Lectionary: John 15:9-14
- Dies Domini 31: The Risen Christ Inspires Community
- EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective
- Cosmos Looks At Lead
- Hell and Remarriage: Whose Business?
- Saints To Be Made
- Dies Domini 30: An Indispensable Day
- Prelates Pressured
- EG 147: Meaning Beyond The Details
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
Reconciliation Lecti… on Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-… Ray MacDonald on Saints To Be Made Devin on Saints To Be Made Jim McCrea on Saints To Be Made Liam on Saints To Be Made Liam on Dies Domini 29: The Day of… John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Monthly Archives: December 2007
(This is Neil.) Let me wish all of our readers (and Todd) a blessed New Year’s. I would also like to contribute one more post in 2007 (the long promised posts on the medieval Eucharist will appear in January). During … Continue reading
I had read last week that chance of 2007 WD 5 hitting Mars had been ruled out. Apparently not, as astronomers have found images of the 164-ft asteroid in image archives and now say there’s a one in twenty-five chance … Continue reading
PRAYER OF THE PENITENT 45. The priest then asks the penitent to express his sorrow, which the penitent may do in these or similar words: My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to … Continue reading
I saw this post in Intentional Disciples on the Gregorian Calendar reform. Resolving the disconnect between the Julian Calendar and the astronomical reality was one of the fruits of the Council of Trent. I suppose we could see how many … Continue reading
The usual suspects are fisking the NCR liturgy editorial which takes aim at the hermeneutic of obstruction. I think Fr Fox and others have missed the editorial’s point. NCR is concerned with a bigger picture, not just the conciliar theology … Continue reading
Form I continues with “CONFESSION OF SINS AND ACCEPTANCE OF SATISFACTION” 44. Where it is the custom, the penitent says a general formula for confession (for example, I confess to almighty God … ) before (she or) he confesses (her … Continue reading
Thom at Ad Donimum provides some advice for … er, next year: When sprinkling with Holy Water, please take due care to not sprinkle the bulb of the wee spotlight that shines on the Nativity in the Sanctuary. The bulb … Continue reading
One of our neighborhood funeral directors and I were chatting after one of our many recent funerals about New Melleray caskets. I said I wanted a simple pine one. If you follow the link, you’ll see the monks have fancier … Continue reading
The Rite of Penance indicates that for Form I, the Scripture reading is optional but it gives no less than 113 recommendations before instructing that even other choices may be made, even with the collaboration of the penitent: 43. … Continue reading
My friend Eric began a project a few months ago, Cathedrals of California, and it includes some remarkable photography from his collaborator, Francesco Curá. As I was cleaning up e-mails this morning, I found his missive, sadly neglected (sorry, Eric!) … Continue reading
I thought we’d look at the various rites of Penance in detail. I don’t think the options are as deeply plumbed as they are in Marriage, so there may be a surprise or two for penitent, confessor, or liturgist. The … Continue reading
The Catholic News Hub links to the Diocese of Bridgeport’s piece on the USCCB reviewer whom many Catholics felt was not foam-mouthed enough about that movie. Forbes is right on many points, including one: many of his attackers did not … Continue reading
That’s the liturgical cusp between Advent and Christmas. Concord Pastor comments on his ten liturgies in sixty-seven hours. Many musicians and liturgists had no less a demanding time the past few days. My organist, Elisabeth had five Advent Masses on … Continue reading
A thirty-thousand mile miss is the concensus from astronomers now. Last week, 2007WD5 was given a three percent chance of hitting Mars and digging out a crater about as big as this Arizona one on the left. Whenever a rock … Continue reading