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
Dick Martin on Funeral Lectionary: 2 Maccabee… Michael on Funeral Lectionary: 2 Maccabee… FrMichael on DPPL 110-111: Midnight Ma… Todd on RCIA 18: Times for the Rite of… Luke on RCIA 18: Times for the Rite of… Liam on DPPL 110-111: Midnight Ma… DPPL 110-111: Midnig… on A Christmas Homily Jenny2 on The Precipice Jenny2 on The Precipice FrMichael on The Precipice
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Monthly Archives: July 2008
I don’t have a contribution in the sixty-fourth edition, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t mosey on over to the Music of the Spheres blog and check out all the great space stories of the week, as lensed through the … Continue reading
We get into some nitty-gritty preparation suggestions with these sections of FIYH. All of this advice is good. Reading in the original languages may be a challenge for some preachers, but the easiest and most fruitful idea is reading the … Continue reading
For the first time in thirty-three years, Catholics observe of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on a cycle A Sunday. We get two close appearances of Philippians 2:6-11 in the Sunday readings. The Pauline hymn (composed or quoted–we don’t know) appears … Continue reading
Here’s a good discussion point worth considering: how many preachers plan a “continuous” homily reaching over two or more weeks to take advantage of the “continuation” principle in the Lectionary?  One final preliminary remark. The method that follows describes a … Continue reading
Somebody needs to do it. A quick look through the catechism and my volumes on post-conciliar documents shows but one reference to adoption. This from John Paul II’s 1981 apostolic exhortation Familiaris Consortio: It must not be forgotten however that, … Continue reading
This topic was inspired by a parishioner at my new parish who has an extreme sensitivity to wheat gluten. We use the special low-gluten hosts baked by the wonderful Benedictine community in Clyde, Missouri. But let’s get practical. Sit in … Continue reading