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
Dick Martin on Funeral Lectionary: 2 Maccabee… Michael on Funeral Lectionary: 2 Maccabee… FrMichael on DPPL 110-111: Midnight Ma… Todd on RCIA 18: Times for the Rite of… Luke on RCIA 18: Times for the Rite of… Liam on DPPL 110-111: Midnight Ma… DPPL 110-111: Midnig… on A Christmas Homily Jenny2 on The Precipice Jenny2 on The Precipice FrMichael on The Precipice
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Monthly Archives: August 2013
My parish ordinarily celebrates a weekday noon Mass. That time slot seems less than optimal for a civic holiday like Labor Day. It’s one of three days of the year in which we move 12:00 liturgy for a non-holy day to … Continue reading
The pastor preached on humility tonight: I appreciate his concise, pointed homilies. One parishioner remarked to me tonight that he likes getting challenged–and Fr Seda always does that for him. That said, I was drawn to the great image in … Continue reading
I see Pope Francis has a new head for State, effective mid-October. Pietro Parolin is the man. Pius XII went from the position into the Chair of Peter in 1939, but the last time before that was in the 1600’s when … Continue reading
More on participation, which every serious liturgist acknowledges as multivalent. Starting off, we get the classic definition of active participation as the council bishops gave it: [39.] For promoting and elucidating active participation, the recent renewal of the liturgical books … Continue reading
Count me as singularly unimpressed with John Kerry’s pitch for military action. Nine points do not trump eight beatitudes. The British pacifist Muriel Lester denounced the outbreak of that singularly hideous and immoral adventure known as the Great War. Her … Continue reading
There’s an important caution in LF 57, namely that faith does not give all the answers to the turmoil of mortal life. 57. Nor does the light of faith make us forget the sufferings of this world. How many men … Continue reading
The Tablet reported on a Würzburg, Germany poll in which divorced and remarried Catholics, by a wide margin, think canonical practice on receiving Communion should change. I’m not a believer in making policy by polls. That said, what do you suppose … Continue reading