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: 12 October 2011
My friend John is in the US, visiting. I think he hits town here in the Midwest sometime next week. His bishop (John’s image from his blog, right) will be resigning soon, and is seeking Vatican permission to run for … Continue reading
(This is Jimmy Mac) As we all know, once one gets about 50 miles from a major metropolitan area, radio rapidly descends into the bowels of political insanity, theological inanity and musical vapidity. Ergo – Thank God for satellite radio! … Continue reading
GIA editor and church musician David Anderson discusses his “Thoughts on Unaccompanied Song” in his piece in GIA Quarterly. If you have access to this publication, I recommend his article. He speaks of four practices that hinder assembly singing, all … Continue reading
A reader wrote with this dilemma: As a choir director I am occasionally faced with boys being told that they should skip choir to be altar boys on that Sunday because a scheduled server didn’t show up and being an … Continue reading
Two numbered sections under the above heading give a good news/bad news summary. The Congregation for Clergy doesn’t ask which comes first; they go ahead and give the positive: 27. It is important to consider also the very life of … Continue reading
On translating texts for religious, consecrated or apostolic: 128. In the preparation the translation of texts approved by the Apostolic See as textus typici for religious families, that is, Institutes of Consecrated Life or Societies of Apostolic Life, or other approved … Continue reading