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: April 2008
There is a good discussion happening at my lead essay today at InsideCatholic. A few crisis Catholics are wondering if the whole thing was some kind of stunt. Surely they must be pulling conservative legs to be bringing in me … Continue reading
I’ve begun writing for InsideCatholic, and added the site to the blogroll. You can surf to this link, where I’ve been asked to make a positive case for Glory & Praise. The comments are a-rollin’ in already. You can go … Continue reading
The first of the forms of Eucharistic Worship outside of Mass is Exposition. The introduction to this runs eleven sections, and is equivalent on a small scale to the GIRM. The Church frames the relationship between exposition and Mass: 82. … Continue reading
I find it amusing that many conservatives are trying to posit a conservative attitude onto Barack Obama for his pastor’s outspoken positions and the trembling he induces in white America. Time and time again, I hear liberals criticized for picking … Continue reading
The 103rd is one of nine ordinary time common psalms, and one of three of those that appear in the official wedding lectionary. It’s a fairly common choice, in the top five of the seven or so choices a couple … Continue reading
Chapter III of the rite begins with a short three-section portion which makes the traditional argument in favor of Eucharistic devotion. As we move through about thirty-plus numbered sections, these texts will draw heavily on Eucharisticum Mysterium, the CDWDS instruction … Continue reading
This is an easy one, I think. You can take a stab at it in the combox, or test your guess and follow this link for the answer.
Unrepentant ex-politicians are ineligible, according to Cardinal Egan. I had always heard that Rudy Giuliani refrained from the Eucharist on his own initiative because, in the Church’s view, of his irregular marital situation. The cardinal says it was a negotiation … Continue reading
Home from the parish’s Eucharistic Ministry dinner and evening of reflection. Each year we have an annual potluck dinner followed by a brief presentation. This year, my colleague David (who oversees Communion to the sick) and I combined our groups. … Continue reading
Viaticum by an extraordinary minister looks like the ordinary form. Lots of Catholics don’t see this rite, and if they do, they sometimes don’t live to tell about it. There is an introduction (68) followed by a brief instruction (69): … Continue reading
Through Zenit, the Vatican press office is denying rumors I hadn’t heard. After the St Patrick’s Cathedral liturgy, the pope was helped from the altar, not because of fatigue, but rather that he wouldn’t “trip under the great weight of … Continue reading
Lots of food for thought for Western Culture parents today as they ponder how to approach a discussion on Disney teen star Miley Cyrus’s photo shoot for Vanity Fair. Some quotes and observations: I just want to be one of … Continue reading
Communion to the Sick and Viaticum are treated in the Church’s documents on Pastoral Care of the Sick. I’ll just mention that when an ordinary minister (priest or deacon) is unavailable, an acolyte or lay minister may tend to the … Continue reading
I see that Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima, Peru has forbidden Communion received in the hand. Curiously, he blames the clergy for their “relaxed attitude.” If nothing else, this should make lots of Catholics tense. At Father Z’s … Continue reading