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: 7 July 2011
Thom Patterson at CNN blogs on “The surprising history of prayer in space.” I’m rather partial to Al Shepard’s utterance. The most famous Scripture reading from space is mentioned: Christmas Eve, 1968: The crew of Apollo 8, the first humans … Continue reading
I thought I had given away all my old trousers. I found a small stack tucked away in the back of my closet. They should’ve gone to the GoodWill or the parish rummage sale years ago. Amazingly, I can now … Continue reading
Tonight we wrap up our discussion on Varietates Legitimae: 70. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments presents these rules to the episcopal conferences to govern the work of liturgical inculturation envisaged by the Second Vatican … Continue reading
I think they need to serve more decaf at the Café these days. My friend Jeffrey Tucker gets hot and bothered over “those strange alternative opening prayers.” Strange? Forget the java, my friend. Kick back with a cold one. So … Continue reading
The shorter, the better? PrayTell reports on Rt Rev Jonathan Gledhill, the Anglican Bishop of Lichfield, and his suggestion to boost evangelization: In a speech to clergy in his diocese, which has seen growth in recent years, Bishop Gledhill said … Continue reading
I haven’t been closely following the story of the Berkeley parish with a new and different pastor. NCR reports on “escalation” there. I lack the energy to get into the fairness/unfairness schtick on this one. First, I’m not a parishioner. … Continue reading
Ordinarily, the commission(s) will assist the bishop(s). The CDWDS offers many cautions on the road from experimentation to a more widespread implementation: 67. The episcopal conference will supervise the process of experimentation, (SC 40) normally with the help of the … Continue reading