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: March 2011
Tomorrow is a liturgical solemnity, and on such days, the Gloria is sung and the observance of a Lenten Friday diet is lifted. My parish is still holding a Fish Fry. I think a lot of other Catholics around the … Continue reading
Anybody with the scoop on Beliefnet? A few years ago, the Fox-owned site was scooping up a few prominent Catholic bloggers, and the A-list was calving an A+ list. Was the cream of the Catholic blogosphere being absorbed into Rupert … Continue reading
73. In addition to the guiding principles already given for the arrangement of readings in the individual parts of the Order of Readings, others of a more general nature follow. Okay. We know how the readings are set up in … Continue reading
How can this be? They’ll know we are Christians? Man, the blogodrome is in a twitter about this one. I like the CNS link, especially the required credo, like we didn’t know: The Catholic Church teaches that the dignity of … Continue reading
What about the celebration of a saint? How are those readings chosen? 70. Two series of readings are provided for celebrations of the Saints. 1. The Proper of Saints provides the first series, for solemnities, feasts, or memorials and particularly … Continue reading
Your parish has just had a bunch of catechumens sent for election, only to return as members of the Elect. The RCIA director, knocks on your door and approaches the Purple Chair with much trepidation and a list. You are … Continue reading
From Great Lent by Alexander Schmemann: Christian asceticism is a fight, not against but for the body. For this reason, the whole person–soul and body–repents. The body participates in the prayer of the soul just as the soul prays through … Continue reading
Human religion has evolved over the centuries. Is it heading to extinction in some parts? The BBC reports that using the mathematical model of nonlinear dynamics, a Northwestern University team suggests religion is going the way of the dinosaur and … Continue reading
Let’s talk about weekday readings … 69. The weekday readings have been arranged in the following way. 1. Each Mass has two readings: the first is from the Old Testament or from an Apostle (that is, either from a Letter … Continue reading
I’d like to ask reader assistance on an upcoming commitment of mine. Our parish’s faith formation director asked me to hold a Bible study aimed at parents (during children’s religious ed classes) and students. I’ve been assigned two Wednesday … Continue reading
A bit more on the principle of harmony: 67. The best instance of harmony between the Old and New Testament readings occurs when it is one that Scripture itself suggests. This is the case when the doctrine and events recounted … Continue reading
A prominent Catholic–not a bishop–is the target of accusations. Sex. Drugs. I hope it will all get sorted out. While I don’t care for the person’s cultivated style (I prefer friendship to hero-worship), I feel a degree of empathy. In … Continue reading
Many Catholics, and probably most of my readers are familiar with the principles of GILM 66: 66. The following are features proper to the readings for Sundays and festive days: 1. Each Mass has three readings: the first from the … Continue reading
Zenit and a host of other commentators are happy about the crucifix ruling, but I note it’s more that the symbol has been brushed off as less than meaningful. Too bad that the cross and other Christian symbols are not … Continue reading