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: 4 April 2009
Lent marks the final stage of the catechumenate. This is where the bishop and godparents emerge from … the woodwork, say, and get cracking with their public witness. 19. The rite of election or enrollment of names (RCIA nos. 118-137) … Continue reading
Father Z and his commentariat are on tilt over some meal at some Catholic parish in Austria that includes some ritual prayer. More pictures here. The priest is wearing an alb and stole, which a traditionalist might do for some … Continue reading
The challenge with a big church is finding a certain quantity of decoration that adds to the environment without being a distraction. I’ve never toured the grand sacred architectural sights of Europe, but I’m both envious and doubtful of Michelangelo’s … Continue reading
Frequent commenter John Heavrin asked me: (D)o you think it’s a good idea, or a bad idea, for Notre Dame to honor Obama? I’m not one-hundred percent sure. This is a pretty tangled situation. Universities invite a main speaker for … Continue reading
Let’s say you have the good liturgical practice of processing with palms outside. (I’ve often thought what it would be like for Christians in a town to pool congregations and observe the opening rituals together, splitting up to process to one … Continue reading