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: August 2012
First principle: harmony with law and an eye to serve the liturgy. Where does one find thay legal guidance? The GIRM, the RDCA, the rites and also canon law. § 28 § 1. The church building is designed in harmony … Continue reading
I note that blogocommenters are going either goo-goo or gah! over Archbishop Dolan’s invite to pray “as a priest” at Tampa’s GOP Convention in a few weeks. I confess I can’t get excited either way. The Cardinal is a US … Continue reading
My mother’s only sibling passed away last Friday after nearly ninety-one years of life capped by a four-month struggle with cancer. She was my last and favorite aunt. Despite the trip aligning with the first three days of Iowa State … Continue reading
It seems that many believers approach the modern world somewhere along a spectrum of two mindsets. One might lament the present day and its many problems, and look to the Church as a bastion of good sense and virtue, holding back … Continue reading
The last section of BLS Chapter 1 treats “Liturgical Principles for Building or Renovating Churches.” We will devote the next week looking at these principles. BLS informs us these principles are found in Sacrosanctum Concilium and the various liturgical documents … Continue reading
Check out Luke Hill’s reportoing on Bruce Springsteen at dotCommonweal. A few pieces: Much of the audience at a typical Bruce Springsteen concert looks like the folks you might see at the 11:00 Sunday Mass in suburban parishes across the country. (In … Continue reading
Let’s complete the discussion on “Christ’s Presence in Sign and Symbol.” § 26 § Just as Christ invited those who heard him to share his personal union with the Father through material signs, so Christ leads the Church through these … Continue reading
Bringing this Vatican II implementation document to a close, we read of … 22. Scientific institutes should be increased in the missions according to needs and possibilities. These should work together with concerted effort so that the labors of research … Continue reading
We’re on the trek home from my aunt’s funeral in Ohio today. Leaving the Greek restaurant (spanakopita!) just after sunset, the crescent moon made a lovely counterpoint to the triangle of Mars, Saturn, and Spica. Check out this western image … Continue reading
Saint John develops the sacramental notion well–the primordial sacrament: Christ the earthly sign of the Father. Christ in turn is communicated through all the sacraments: § 25 § Christ, taking on human flesh, reveals the Father. “No one has ever seen God” … Continue reading
A few topics today. When First Worlders donate to the missions, some of it goes to leadership: 19. In the distribution of subsidies, a suitable share is to be set aside each year for the training and support of local … Continue reading
Part of the Catholic genius is the care taken to facilitate an experience of the divine that is tangible–something we can see, hear, feel, taste, and smell. This gets the realm of God out of thoughts and speech, and into something of … Continue reading
Pluto has been demoted from planethood, but before that determination and after, it has been carefully studied. As much as a point of light on a photographic plate can be studied. Clyde Tombaugh really picked a needle out of a … Continue reading
This section has a lot of meat on which to chew. First, a suggestion that episcopal conferences work across national borders to serve more effectively: 18. Because it is desirable that episcopal conferences in the missions be united in organic … Continue reading
College students are pouring into town. The young miss begins school Thursday. Summer will soon be a dream. Speaking of which, one of my favorite pop songs from the 70′s.