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
- DPPL 5: For Clergy and Religious Heads
- EG 262: A Renewed Missionary Impulse
- DPPL 4: Nature and Structure of the Document
- EG 259-261: Spirit-Filled Evangelizers
- Welcoming A New Pastor
- What About Beatitudes?
- EG 257-258: The Social Message is Inescapable
- Interviewing Vatican Astronomers
- DPPL 2-3: Councils, Popes, and Bishops on Liturgy and Popular Piety
- Simulating Rosetta
crystal on EG 262: A Renewed Missionary… Jim McCrea on Welcoming A New Pastor John Donaghy on What About Beatitudes? Devin on Interviewing Vatican Astronome… David D. on What About Beatitudes? Jen on Confirmation Fast Interviewing Vatican… on Good Guy Awarded Liam on DPPL 2-3: Councils, Popes, and… Liam on Confirmation Fast Ben Dunlap on Getting Personal
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Monthly Archives: May 2008
As we hit the home stretch of SDO, we pick up some briefer thoughts on other topics. First, deacons are urged to continuing education (as it’s called today). Their task is less apologetics and more directed to building up the … Continue reading
… even though it’s Memorial Day, US. Lots of hard work from the family today. The garage is filling with packed boxes: The lady we hired to clean did a great job on the kitchen: What do you think of … Continue reading
Let’s get to our daily post on FIYH. This next section is titled, “THE IDENTITY OF THE ASSEMBLY”  The Eucharistic assembly that gathers Sunday after Sunday is a rich and complex phenomenon. Even in parishes that are more or … Continue reading
This is a pretty amazing image at left. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter imaged the Phoenix lander parachuting through the Martian atmosphere. Astronomy Picture of the Day has a color image of Phoenix’s surroundings. I noticed at the afternoon press conference … Continue reading
Paul VI and others were concerned about the spiritual life of deacons. First, these new permanent deacons would have to be people providing a “surpassing” example for others. 25. Let the deacons, as those who serve the mysteries of Christ … Continue reading
“The kiss of death for your career is when you turn up and say: ‘Oh, I don’t do that.’” In an interesting article in the WSJ forwarded to me by Jimmy Mac, we have a brief exploration of the rediscovery … Continue reading
It took me almost six years to warm up to any of the KC teams. But I was getting excited about the Royals, especially when they hired the new manager Trey Hillman and were courting Torii Hunter in the off-season. … Continue reading
It’s today. The Phoenix Mars Lander will arrive near the Martian arctic circle in a few hours. Check out this great animation from NASA and the Astronomy Picture of the Day site.
The US bishops ponder the recognition that the baptized are the People of God. They criticize the lone ranger approach as they acknowledge the shift in understanding since the 1960′s will of necessity require changes in the preaching approach of … Continue reading
blackadder at Vox Nova blogs on the medical establishment bucking legal advice and offering apologies to people who were victims of avoidable medical mistakes. The NYT original is here. Funny how the recipe of humility, admission of error, and vulnerability … Continue reading
More on Paul VI’s 1967 motu proprio on reestablishing the permanent diaconate. What does a deacon do? This question answered, mostly in a liturgical way: 21. According to the above-mentioned Constitution of the Second Vatican Council it pertains to the … Continue reading
Gavin asked, so let me offer some examples of what I would consider sacred art and architecture informed by a progressive, reformist view of Vatican II. I used to get tired of seeing/reading/hearing about it, but St James Cathedral in … Continue reading
Why did the bishops start the homily discussion with the assembly? More reasoning:  Contemporary ecclesiology provides a second and even more fundamental reason for beginning with the assembly rather than with the preacher or the homily. The Dogmatic Constitution … Continue reading
dotCommonweal is hosting one of the blogosphere’s usual discussions on liturgy. Some of us note the limitations of the “written internet” as a communications medium. Wouldn’t it be nice to actually host a real-time discussion? That’s why I think Brian’s … Continue reading