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
- EG 19: The Church’s Missionary Transformation
- Mediator Dei 65
- Does Romance Fit A Christian Christmas?
- EG 17-18: Discussion Topics
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Matthew 3:1-12
- Mediator Dei 63-64
- EG 16: The Scope and Limits of this Exhortation
- Merton in Advent, 1948
- Mediator Dei 62
- EG 15: Evangelization is Foremost
- 2,790,446 hits
Daily Archives: 5 May 2012
To some Catholics, the fruits of Vatican II are in doubt. More Catholics receiving Communion, reading the Bible, RCIA, deacons, lay ministers–probably good fruits. Fewer priests and sisters, more uncertainty about who believes what, and liturgies with the Easter Bunny and … Continue reading
After mowing yesterday, my head was sore. That, despite popping (unprompted) the pill my wife usually has to insist I swallow. And no wonder, TWC’s pollen alert: Type Level Tree High Grass Very High Weed Moderate Grass is my worst … Continue reading
Iowa State Commencement today marks the end of an academic year. I’ve already had to say goodbye to a number of students. And with last month’s Holy Week, Triduum, Confirmation, and First Communion squarely behind us at the parish, we … Continue reading
Two hymns deep in Catholic devotion. Only one will advance to the Spiritual Sixteen. I suspect the Soul Of My Savior/How Great Thou Art was not an inspiring pairing for some of you. I split up each bracket into a … Continue reading
After the homily (I, 22) and the signing of documents and their placement in the foundation stone (I, 23) the bishop “takes off the miter, rises, and blesses the site of the new church.” The following prayer is given: Lord, … Continue reading
Catechetical expertise for priests and lay people should be cultivated at a unioversity level: 251. A higher level of catechetical formation to which priests, religious and laity might have access is of vital importance for catechesis. In this regard it … Continue reading