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: January 2010
Cheer Pray for your bishop or count down the time till the door hits his butt on the way out of the cathedral. Another study in contrast brought to you courtesy of the internet age. Curious that one site utilizes … Continue reading
The pope’s comments on annulments were getting some attention here and there this weekend. It’s hard to comment on incomplete statements, so I’ll just touch on the underlying assumption here that people seeking annulments are already in second marriages. They’re … Continue reading
(This is Neil) This coming Tuesday is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, or Candlemas. The readings can be found here (or, alternately, here). The learned Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar, Geoffrey Rowell, in his Credo column for the … Continue reading
Count me singularly unimpressed on hearing the report that Pope John Paul II practiced self-mortification. There’s quite a long discussion at dotCommonweal about it. From CNS: Msgr. Slawomir Oder, postulator of the late pope’s (sainthood) cause, said Pope John Paul … Continue reading
A few words on bad experiences with church musicians. Like many people I succumb to the temptation to gossip. I was not good at avoiding it when I was young. Things on this blog and in others’ comboxes probably slip … Continue reading
Let’s wrap up the Rite of Election for children of catechetical age. As with the adult rite (134) RCIA 287 lists intercessions, but only one set. Just a sample of a petition that has been edited: That together we may … Continue reading
(This is Neil) The editor of New Blackfriars has generously made a number of articles about Thomas Aquinas freely available. One of them is Yves Congar’s “Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Spirit of Ecumenism,” originally published in 1974 (see here … Continue reading
The Rite of Election for children of catechetical age unfolds mostly as it did for adults. We’ll cover the red-n-black of these nine sections briefly over this post and tomorrow’s, just noting the differences from the adult rite. RCIA 282 … Continue reading
I haven’t posted links to music in some months. I have some recordings, but none are really in finished form. I have a rough take of a setting of Isaiah 12. The text of the verses is Rev Carl F. Daw’s … Continue reading
The outline of the Rite of Election for adults and the one for children of catechetical age are virtually identical. The additions for young people are two: the inclusion of parents in the affirmation by the godparents, plus an optional … Continue reading
So I see the pope is promoting the New Media as a tool for evangelization. Good. The bishops laughed at the suggestion back in 2008 that the pope should start a blog. And naturally, St Blog’s sees this as sort … Continue reading
(This is Neil) Day 8 Theme: Witness through Hospitality Text – Have you anything here to eat? (Luke 24:41) Readings Gen 18:1-8 Let me bring a little bread, that you may refresh yourselves Psalm 146 He who gives justice to … Continue reading
Evangelization hums along pretty well in your parish. Your colleague, the RCIA director, speaks with you about this year’s crop of catechumens. A good group, you hear, but with the possible taint of heresy. That perks your ears. You’ve been asked to … Continue reading
I’ve wanted to get back to Msgr Marini’s much-touted and much-promoted address on reform2. One of the weakest points of his talk is his treatment of participation. He does concede that the principle of participation is all over the Vatican … Continue reading