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: 16 March 2010
Most liturgists know the scrutiny gospels of cycle A can be used on the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent in non-A years. They can also be utilized for a weekday Mass. Did you know that? Sit in the … Continue reading
Last summer, I was asked to reply in our parish bulletin to the question of how Catholics can and should engage official church teaching, especially when it might seemingly be difficult, non-sensical, unartistic, or just plain vacuous. I present the … Continue reading
Confirmation’s five sections have easy parallels to the standard Easter Vigil. For comparison, I invite you to look back at these posts, if you wish. RCIA 362 prescribes the “assembly may sing an appropriate song” between baptism and confirmation, as in … Continue reading
I’d like to finish up the reflection on Wisdom 5:6-16. Thistledown, foam, and smoke: that’s what the best hope of sinners is: Yes, the hope of the wicked is like thistledown borne on the wind, and like fine, tempest-driven foam; … Continue reading
An interesting thread at PrayTell describing running the new translation Eucharistic Prayers through grade-level analyzing software From the start I’ve been less impressed, if not least-impressed, with the argument that the new translation is beyond ordinary comprehension by a listener … Continue reading