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
- Joyful Alleluia
- Reconciliation Lectionary: John 15:9-14
- Dies Domini 31: The Risen Christ Inspires Community
- EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective
- Cosmos Looks At Lead
- Hell and Remarriage: Whose Business?
- Saints To Be Made
- Dies Domini 30: An Indispensable Day
- Prelates Pressured
- EG 147: Meaning Beyond The Details
Reconciliation Lecti… on Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-… Ray MacDonald on Saints To Be Made Devin on Saints To Be Made Jim McCrea on Saints To Be Made Liam on Saints To Be Made Liam on Dies Domini 29: The Day of… John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Monthly Archives: November 2010
Music for the rite of committal is covered in a bit more detail: 214. The singing of well-chosen music at the rite of committal can help the mourners as they face the reality of separation. At the rite of committal … Continue reading
Interesting commentary on UCA about clothing, especially the new cardinals: With prices given in euros, the Chasuble would cost 9,000, alb = 550, amice = 40, cassock = 550, sash = 175, socks = 20, shoes = 800, buskins = 320, … Continue reading
We promote them in my parish as “Advent Pageants,” but the idea I have in mind is really more aligned with mystery plays for the modern day. One of our parishioners and I spent some of Sunday afternoon last week … Continue reading
As it should be, the faith community is listed first under the heading of “ministry and participation.” 213. The community continues to show its concern for the mourners by participating in the rite of committal. The rite marks the separation … Continue reading
There are circumstances in which a pastor or pastoral minister would want to have flexibility in serving the family and parish. The following two sections detail some of the possibilities. 211. If there is a pastoral need for a longer … Continue reading
The Roman Rite offers this prayer for the lips of worshipers before the reception of the Eucharist: Domine, non sum dignus, ut intres sub tectum meum: sed tantum dic verbo, et sanabitur anima mea. Substitute “servant” for the Latin “anima” … Continue reading
Disappointment Thursday from the young miss: I had a late afternoon meeting, so she couldn’t show me her phone of choice at our favorite local tech store. Little did I know that an innocent-looking Friday afternoon would find us all … Continue reading
Bishop Seratelli has his careerist game-face on. Many internet observers aren’t buying it.
The assistance of Turkish Catholics and their cause is admirable. When I read of the example of Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey, I find myself inspired, too. Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-Saint Joseph tells us why the sainthood cause of a … Continue reading
Just as the Song of Farewell is the highlight of the Final Commendation, the Act of Committal stands at the apex of the final funeral ritual. 209. The act of committal takes place after the words of committal (in the … Continue reading
Some of the Roman Missal 2010 text is posted on Wikispooks. From the PrayTell commentariat, my favorite quote, so far: Nor let not my enemies exult over me. I sure hope we ain’t got no more leaks. So to speak. … Continue reading
Interesting money quote from the new USCCB president in the NYT: My major priority would be to continue with all vigor I can muster what’s already in place. It’s not like we’re in crisis; it’s not like all of a … Continue reading
Taken in isolation, it’s not really newsworthy for a cathedral to reopen after renovations. But Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, a small nation on the north coast of South America, is no ordinary cathedral. … Continue reading
Nice work from our outgoing USCCB president. Send up a half-assed protest on CDWDS incompetence, then clear his plate for retirement. Remember the 341 silly changes from Rome on the Grail Psalter? Looks like we’re stuck with them. Lots of … Continue reading