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: January 2012
Opening Prayer Glory Be … Scripture In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and your renown are the soul’s desire. My soul yearns for you in the night, my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when … Continue reading
Seven sections cover the duties of the acolyte. This one GIRM role folds in the duties covered by three ministries in most American parishes, those of the sacristan, lay Communion minister, and altar server. First we read that when it … Continue reading
Why do we have a catechism? GDC 121 answers the question with three points: ecclesial communion, a reference work, textbook and guidebook for other catechisms. Let’s read, then discuss: 121. The Prologue to the Catechism of the Catholic Church states … Continue reading
Universe Today covered Mr Gingrich’s comments from Florida: By the end of my second term we will have the first permanent base on the Moon and it will be American. Love the moon base idea. I don’t think it would … Continue reading
USCCB spokeswoman says: Irony is the word of the day. The timing is not understood, according to the USCCB. Here in parish life, we all know that it’s all about Catholic Schools Week. Even in my parish which doesn’t have … Continue reading
Okay. So we’re getting close to halfway through this document, and perhaps a few of you have commented, “So what? It’s not the catechism.” What is the relationship between the two? 120. The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the … Continue reading
Wrapping up the deacon’s role at Mass: 184. Once the Prayer after Communion has been said, the Deacon makes brief announcements to the people, if indeed any need to be made, unless the Priest prefers to do this himself. 185. … Continue reading
Opening Prayer Glory Be … Scripture For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given … Continue reading
I don’t think telemarketers quite get it. My daughter has been getting bugged by calls from an 800-number. She asked me today if I could get them to stop. For me, that’s an easy solution. And for many, maybe most … Continue reading
As the years roll on, I find myself losing patience with the political pro-life movement. The internet makes is difficult to be sympathetic to many of my sister and brothers in the pro-life effort. Aside from agreement on abortion, we … Continue reading
Opening Prayer Glory Be … Scripture If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe betide me if I do not proclaim the gospel! For if I do … Continue reading
In these six sections, we have a number of important duties. 178. After the Universal Prayer, while the Priest remains at the chair, the Deacon prepares the altar, assisted by the acolyte, but it is the Deacon’s place to take … Continue reading
GDC’s Part Two, Chapter II (numbered sections 119-136), treats the issues of catechisms. The Catechism of the Catholic Church predates this document by several years, but you may find the next several posts illustrative as we will explore some of … Continue reading
An interesting online initiative: We are convinced of the great spiritual harm inflicted on the Catholic faithful by the practice of Communion received on the hand. We are asking the Holy Father to personally intervene to restore once again the … Continue reading