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: 10 January 2008
Let’s continue with the rubrics and suggestions for the “CELEBRATION OF THE WORD OF GOD.” #51 gives two examples of Liturgies of the Word, with the full three readings, psalm and alleluia verse. On occasion do I find form II … Continue reading
Over the Christmas holidays I finally had the chance to view the whole mini-series From The Earth To The Moon. Anita and Brittany gave it to me for my birthday last month. Several years ago I saw four or five … Continue reading
NASA’s Messenger probe is set for its first close-up look at the smallest planet Monday. Mission scientists are excited about the first return to Mercury since Mariner 10′s last of three fly-bys in the mid-70′s. One prime target is imaging … Continue reading
Friend and frequent guest Jimmy Mac sent me this link from California Catholic Daily on chant scholar William Mahrt. (First quote not his.) “Sometimes we were treated like a lunatic fringe. A lot thought we were not very ‘with it’ … Continue reading
Cardinal Hummes’ idea to pray wasn’t an original. An American suggested it six years ago, according to this CNS News Hub link: Archbishop Foley’s idea didn’t go anywhere at the time. Or at least it didn’t seem to — the … Continue reading
It’s not a choice in the US edition of the Rite of Christian Funerals, but the Italian bishops are permitting the option in the newest translation of the funeral rites.
The Perth Mint in Australia is offering limited edition proof coins commemorating Pope Benedict’s visit for WYD 2008. Options include one of 1,000 in gold or one of 25,000 in silver. Vatican approved images, never fear.
The opening prayer for the rite of penance. Note that after a brief introduction, the prayer is sung or said. 50. The priest invites all to pray, using these or similar words: Brothers and sisters, God calls us to conversion; … Continue reading