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: 17 May 2011
An Italian diocese wants to raise the confirmation age from 12 to 18. That’s a pretty big leap–no hermeneutic of continuity for Bishop Karl Golser. That plan has attracted notice from the CDWDS. They want a delay. How did this … Continue reading
Bishop R. Daniel Conlon continues in a long line of bishops practicing serial marriage a most modernist approach to the episcopacy. By the numbers: Steubenville, population 18,659 Joliet, population 147,433 Steubenville diocese 40,411 Catholics out of 513,734 people. Joliet diocese, … Continue reading
Frequent commenter Jimmy Mac sent me a bunch of images of his parish’s Holy Week. This is from Palm Sunday: There are a lot of aspects I like about this: a generous use of wood, the seating pattern, excellent lighting, … Continue reading
A lot of keyboards were clicking the past day or two about Cardinal Kurt Koch’s remarks on reform2. I’m less than moved about it all. First, consider the source: another non-liturgical cardinal, albeit in a non-liturgical office. Two, they still … Continue reading
Rather than some comfortable concept like organic development, the real fruit of Vatican II is a recovered sense of the Paschal Mystery: 24. Since the church is the fruit of Christ’s sacrifice, the liturgy is always the celebration of the … Continue reading