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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Daily Archives: 14 December 2007
CNS has an interesting feature on Msgr Joseph W. James, mentor to a few key American church musicians of the sixties. Each night, the volunteers would gather for Mass before dinner. After the first evening of what Ray Repp remembers … Continue reading
Much of this responsibility has been usurped by Rome: curia and Pope John Paul II: 32. It belongs exclusively to the local Ordinary, after consultation with other members of the conference of bishops, to make the judgment on whether the … Continue reading
The Catholic blogs are atwitter about it. Or they’re atwitter about the summary they can easily cut and paste onto their web pages. The Bishops of England and Wales have the full document in pdf, if you care to read. … Continue reading
After the Voyager encounters with Saturn in the early 80′s, the scientific consensus was that Saturn’s ring system was largely a transient phenomenon. Maybe a hundred million years old, and probably the result of a comet-satellite collision. The sense was … Continue reading
The end of New York City’s stagehands’ strike also saw the return of a theatre district tradition. After many years, Father Richard Baker revived the Saturday 11PM at St Malachy’s Church. This Mass is aimed to serve actors, stage crews … Continue reading
Liturgists refer to it as “Form III.” It’s popularly known as “General Absolution,” but the full title of this form is “RITE FOR RECONCILIATION OF PENITENTS WITH GENERAL CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION” First, the Church reiterates its teaching on “complete” confession: … Continue reading
Zenit reports on the holiday festivities at the Vatican. The Mexican nativity is scheduled to be in place in Paul VI Hall from 19 December through 2 February. My Lutheran sister’s calendar is off from this: her Christmas deco goes … Continue reading