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
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Monthly Archives: December 2010
The liberal news blog Crooks and Liars gets its claws into Pope Benedict’s recent statement blaming the 70′s for pedophilia. Any conservative Catholics feel like going into the lion’s den on this one? I sure don’t. I find the commentariat … Continue reading
Just finished up the second of two New Year’s Eve weddings. Nice couples, both. The parish priests split ‘em, each taking one. So I got to hear two different wedding homilies tonight. I was struck by Fr Jon’s homily in … Continue reading
The OCF references the GILH for the most-appropriate “hinges,” Morning and Evening Prayer: 350. At morning prayer the Christian community recalls “the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, the true light enlightening all people (see John 1:9) and ‘the sun of … Continue reading
The paragraph that follows is one of the best summaries of the importance and purpose of the Liturgy of the Hours: 349. In the celebration of the office for the dead members of the Christian community gather to offer praise … Continue reading
Gold, and to a lesser extent, silver, had been the primary work of federal government’s branch mint in California since 1852. They had to do something with all the precious metal they were finding in pans and such. Rather than … Continue reading
An interesting confluence of commentaries in the Catholic blogosphere today. California Catholic Daily spent eight days straining the “NCR heterodoxy” from John Allen’s piece to trumpet the joy of a “new curia” under Pope Benedict. Paul Inwood reports on the … Continue reading
My pastor, Fr Jon Seda, had a really good homily on Holy Family Sunday. He spoke of the distinction between dysfunctional families and holy ones. Holy families do not lack conflict, but they know how to resolve it and move … Continue reading
Part IV of the Order of Christian Funerals gives instruction, rubrics and other texts for the Office for the Dead. For an in-depth discussion of the Liturgy of the Hours, I refer readers here to the archives under the category … Continue reading
A very stimulating discussion is in progress at the Chant Cafe on liturgical music. A side discussion on Sing to the Lord, has elicited a challenge: do a Catholic Sensibility-style discussion on the document there. Invite comments through the lens … Continue reading
Did you know that the Order of Christian Funerals contains a Psalter? OCF 347 gives a simple introduction to the twenty-seven pages that follow: The following psalms with their antiphons may be chosen for use in various places within the … Continue reading
This is not a commercial to buy science fiction books. Just some thoughts. Connie Willis’ publisher came out with part two of her enormous tome Blackout/All Clear a few months ago. This one story about time travellers in 1940 Britain … Continue reading
I don’t really follow the NBA, but I like this comment: I think the NBA is so important to Christmas that what we really need to do is increase from five games to 10, and we need to start them … Continue reading
I had a nice chat with a parishioner after 10:30 Mass this morning. Her dad came up from the Des Moines area for Christmas, and the family attended Midnight Mass with Lessons and Carols here. (I wish I could have … Continue reading
Some musicians get pretty literal about the texts of the songs they sing during the Christmas season. In some musical repertoires, no mention of the Magi is permitted until Epiphany. Somebody tell that to the framers of the Lectionary. Today’s Gospel … Continue reading
Let’s have a location check. OCF Part I covers the primary rites: prayers at death, vigil and related rites, funeral liturgy, and committal. Part II concludes with OCF 342–the last post in this series that covered rites and adaptations for … Continue reading