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
- DPPL 76: A Basis For A Relationship
- DPPL 75: General Principles for the Renewal of Pious Exercises
- A Few Surprises
- DPPL 73-74: Liturgy and Pious Exercises
- The Armchair Liturgist: A Last Optional Word
- DPPL 72: Pious Exercises a Part of Worship
- Bumping A Bishop
- What Did Jesus Teach?
- DPPL 70-71: Pious Exercises
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Monthly Archives: October 2011
At the Bench, Deacon Greg links to one of our favorite internet comedians. Let’s take reverence down a notch or two and reduce a sacramental experience to an acronym. You know, if the clergy were forbidden from confecting the Eucharist, … Continue reading
Just a caution in case anybody’s been trying to comment and hasn’t found their post … For some reason, this site has been attracting an annoying quantity of spam comments for the past week. The usual trickle has been five … Continue reading
An explicit admission of our Catholic snail’s pace: 47. The Church, while ever containing in herself the fullness of the means of salvation, always operates “by slow stages”. (Ad Gentes 6b) The conciliar decree Ad Gentes clarifies well the dynamic … Continue reading
At the US Bishops’ site, you can access the full text of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. Today, we finish up the introduction to the 2000 GIRM. This section, you’ll recall, was an addition to the previous edition of … Continue reading
This is a key section of the General Directory for Catechesis. Casual readers, and perhaps too many bishops and clergy, who expect the transmission of faith to be focused on classroom learning and catechetical preaching, err gravely by overlooking the … Continue reading
Jimmy Mac sent me a link to this review of a review of MR3. With all the fuss about “proper” and “accurate” and “authentic” language, maybe it’s time to retire a few odious terms that are still stinking up the … Continue reading
In light of imprudent policies put into place by bishops in Phoenix and perhaps Madison, this portion of the GIRM is very illuminating: Above all, the Second Vatican Council, which recommended “that more perfect form of participation in the Mass … Continue reading