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: April 2010
My current parish is the second in which I’ve ever lived where the liturgy schedule features one of the weekly Masses regularly scheduled for a weeknight. And it’s big. We draw up to 175 for a 10PM Thursday Night Liturgy … Continue reading
Before you look it up on your pda calendar or on the net or lower down in this post, answer this quickie: can Mother’s Day or Father’s Day ever fall on Pentecost? I don’t know about other nations’ observances of … Continue reading
Blogger Matt Abbott tries to generate some heat on the hospice movement. Quoting Ron Panzer, of the Hospice Patients Alliance: Hundreds of thousands of patients are killed in the world each year in this manner … That’s sure an attention-getter. … Continue reading
The Rite of Reception (of a Baptized Christian) within Mass is much like the initiation rites we’ve seen elsewhere in RCIA, streamlined for the circumstances. The outline is: Invitation Profession of Faith Act of Reception [Confirmation] (if needed, with Laying … Continue reading
In the continuing media blitz on sex abuse and cover-up, two items of note today: First, the former archbishop of San Francisco in a PBS interview at Rock’s website. The video is embedded there. It will be interesting to see … Continue reading
RCIA 487 gives the introductory rubrics for the Mass of receiving someone into Full Communion. “If the rite … takes place on a solemnity or on a Sunday” the Mass of the day is celebrated. I had not realized that … Continue reading
In Arizona, no less. It’s not a fabrication of either fundamentalist Christians or American conservatives going bonkers about Cardinal Mahony and who want to shut down the Mexican influx. It’s about telescopes. Really. Some of you knew the Vatican Observatory … Continue reading