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: April 2012
Eucharistic adoration in our main worship space.
The call of the wild … Little does he know that a white cat is ill-adapted for life in the wild.
When I was a boy, I enjoyed a nightly routine with my dad. When he came home from work, I got to “check the change.” It was something of an allowance supplement–as long as I didn’t overdo it. I would collect … Continue reading
The young miss has an algebra test in a few hours. This semester has not been going well for her. She dropped off the soccer team partly because she insists she can bring up her math grade from a C. … Continue reading
I see where Madison’s Bishop Morlino is mightily p***ed off at those Catholic laity in Platteville, Wisconsin who don’t like his rent-a-priests. He sent them a five-page letter with cut-and-paste from canon law, including the mention of the penalty of interdict. … Continue reading
Is this reading familiar? If you went to Mass yesterday, it should be: See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the … Continue reading
Let’s put one of the three remaining top-seeds to the test, shall we? Perhaps “Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days” benefitted from a “home game” in the first round; it narrowly outpolled its Eucharistic opponent 16-13. Remember the words were penned by … Continue reading
The people know the date and time. The bishop is coming to the building site. What else do you need? 7. For the celebration of the rite the following should be prepared: The Roman Pontifical and Lectionary; chair for the … Continue reading
Today, affirmation for psychology and sociology: 242. The catechist also acquires a knowledge of (humankind) and the reality in which (we live) through the human sciences which have greatly developed in our own time. “In pastoral care sufficient use should be … Continue reading
The Tablet reports that Pope Benedict has ordered German bishops pray “for many” not “for all” in the German translation of the Eucharistic Prayer. The Pope said he was writing “to avoid a split” in the Church after (German Bishops … Continue reading
This is one for the clergy in the reading audience, mainly. But anyone, feel free to chime in. At the end of the preparation rites, just before the preface dialogue, the musician(s) wake up (or sleep walk) and start up … Continue reading
I enjoyed reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s well-regarded Never Let Me Go a number of years ago. I wasn’t up for a novel the other week, but this collection of his, Nocturnes, struck me for two reasons. First, the subtitle of “Five … Continue reading
Here’s a difficult choice for Catholics: Mary or the Eucharist. Be consoled we never have to give up one or the other. This is just a playful polling exercise. Two more NPM top-25 selections. Number 10 Ave Maria (fix your favorite … Continue reading
Let’s continue with chapter one of the RDCA (Rite of Dedication of a Church and an Altar), Laying the Foundation Stone or Beginning Work on the Building of a Church. Participation of the community is a prime concern. As we read yesterday, … Continue reading
Any formation for catechists that focuses on the Scriptures and theology is, by nature, Christo-centric: 240. Besides being a witness, the catechist must also be a teacher who teaches the faith. A biblico-theological formation should afford the catechist an organic … Continue reading