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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Monthly Archives: February 2008
More often the question arises with the matter of Chapter II, “Masses With Adults in Which Children Also Participate” In other words, what to do when significant numbers of children are numbered among the liturgical assembly: 16. In many places … Continue reading
NASA video takes you to touchdown at Shackleton Crater at the moon’s south pole. And other cool stuff, too.
The exhibit Bodies Revealed opens in KC’s Union Station today. Lots of interest and commentary in the local media, the blogosphere, and other circles. My bishop has weighed in too: Catholic moral teaching regards the human person as a unity … Continue reading
I have two good friends who were born on this date. The local paper noted a couple married on 29 February. Anybody out there with significant historical stuff happening on this date? If so, do you observe in non-leap years … Continue reading
This Cassini image posted on their site yesterday shows a natural light contrast between one of Saturn’s major moons and one of the shepherd moons of the major ring system. Dione, above, shows those streaks that intrigued Voyager scientists in … Continue reading
The next three sections of the Directory for Masses With Children are brief and address related points. So let’s take them in one gulp: 13. Various kinds of celebrations may also play a major role in the liturgical formation of … Continue reading
Hey, let’s do another Ralph Nader post. The last one was fun, no? Tuesday this week, Michael Sean Winters at the new America blog reacted to the new Nader candidacy with a suggestion for censorship: I invite all responsible journalists … Continue reading
Some good insights into the mind of the church. I like to see liturgical principles outlined elsewhere get mentioned in these other documents. We see more than the modern revisionism claims to teach us about the real motives of the … Continue reading
The link says it’s coming soon. I wonder who will write for it. Hopefully they’ll post lots of video, audio, and images.
… is up and running with lots of entries. I didn’t have time to put something together this week. My first carnival experience last week was a blast. I hope to do it as time is free to write about … Continue reading
Expect slow posting to continue indefinitely. Meanwhile, let’s continue with DMC’s look at the role of the believing community, which I think can be taken broadly in this context: 11. The Christian communities to which the individual families belong or … Continue reading
Section 10 outlines the Church’s understanding of the rolte of parents. First, an acknowledgement that parents are the primary influence for both Christian and human values: 10. The Christian family has the greatest role in instilling these Christian and human … Continue reading
I’m feeling energized about the chance to vote for a candidate outside the two-party party. No way was Ron Paul or Pat Buchanan getting my vote. Mrs Clinton is pouting: “Well that’s really unfortunate. I remember when he did this … Continue reading
This one’s getting a lot of talk on staff at my parish at the moment. How would you approach these questions: – Weddings during Lent? – People who insist on a Saturday night wedding? – Maximum number of weddings per … Continue reading