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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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Here’s what’s ahead of us, as we saw in my post last week that recounted the outline. GDC 8 gives some details behind all the headings: 8. The General Directory for Catechesis, while retaining the basic structure of that of … Continue reading
Non-prelates serving on mixed commissions, take note: 100. All of the principal collaborators of any “mixed” commission who are not Bishops, and to whom a stable mission is entrusted by such commissions, require the nihil obstat granted by the Congregation … Continue reading
Our parish web site has a new 404 feature, just in case somebody gets lost when they visit.
Kate Blanchard’s Religion Dispatches essay caught my attention for its title (“Spiritual But Not Religious? Come Talk to Me”), but it’s very interesting reading, especially in light of the commentary on the pope’s new evangelization hopes for the post-Christian West. … Continue reading
An obscure text, but a beautiful and thoughtful one: The beauty of the heavens and the glory of the stars, a shining ornament in the heights of God. By the LORD’s command the moon keeps its appointed place, and does … Continue reading
I’d like to offer a few serious reflections on liturgical texts as given in the English version of MR3. It only took about eighty posts on the Chant Café’s most popular thread this week for someone to ask me what I … Continue reading
The Catechism, plus twenty years of catechetical work by the pope and bishops spurred a new edition of the original 1971 Directory: 7. The publication of the Catechism together with the aforementioned interventions of the Magisterium necessitated a revision of … Continue reading
Commissions needed for liturgy, art, and music: 99. In fact, the necessity remains for establishing commissions dealing with the Sacred Liturgy as well as sacred art and sacred music according to the norm of law in each diocese and territory … Continue reading
We know Pope John Paul II focused on preaching and teaching. But the bishops were also busy in the intervening years between the GCD and the promulgation of the GDC: 6. On the other hand the General Assemblies of the … Continue reading
Some parameters for the “mixed” commission: 94. A “mixed” commission, by its very nature, provides assistance to the Bishops rather than substituting for them as regards their pastoral mission and their relations with the Apostolic See.[ Cf. Pope John Paul … Continue reading
The young miss is off to the Homecoming Dance. Her date brought a wrist corsage. She insisted I share no pictures. With anyone. But she looked very nice. The mothers were fussing over the young couple, but I think I … Continue reading
Some of my friends at the Chant Café are choking on their weekend latte. How did Dan Schutte pull the wool over the Church’s eyes? Again. He took a perfectly reasonable text: Glory to God in the highest, and on … Continue reading
In my transition to healthier eating, I’ve been researching whole grains. My diet formulators give you no grains during the fat burning stage of your diet. Then they encourage nothing but whole grains as you transition out of it into … Continue reading
If you’ve been reading carefully, we’ve already footnoted the first of the documents mentioned here: 5. Taking up this catechetical heritage in 1978, Pope John Paul II set out his first orientations for catechesis in the Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi Tradendae … Continue reading
A “mixed” commission operates across the boundaries of national conferences. Numbered sections 92 through 105 address the CDWDS’s legislation on these. Today, let’s just tackle the first two: 92. So that there might be unity in the liturgical books even … Continue reading