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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Pope Pius XII criticizes many of the future conciliar reforms, developments that were carefully considered and based in sound theology: 59. The Church is without question a living organism, and as an organism, in respect of the sacred liturgy also, … Continue reading
I see two Pope Benedict images posted yesterday on the Chant Café. PrayTell linked and translated this piece on the lament of Georg Gänswein: I must be honest with myself about this. It is an ache, finding my way with … Continue reading
More strains of Ignatian spirituality here. Pope Francis mentions personal generosity: 12. Though it is true that this mission demands great generosity on our part, it would be wrong to see it as a heroic individual undertaking, for it is … Continue reading
I watched coverage from Brazil this morning. The young miss said it was a good thing her cell was on silent during 4th period. I think I sent about 20 texts. Our associate pastor is from Ghana, so we’ll have … Continue reading
New pet Rosalind (named for the dark gray thirteenth moon of Uranus) entertains a guest in her apartment. We’ve had cats that have behaved like dogs. Gambit is the first to nibble hay like a rabbit. His host doesn’t seem … Continue reading
Mediator Dei on the Vatican web site–read more there any time. Today, the founding of what today is known as the CDWDS, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments: 57. The Church has further used her … Continue reading
RNS columnist Kevin Eckstrom thinks the plans for the post-nuptials are in bad taste. I don’t begrudge a couple that wants to travel. I am curious about this timetable of Thomas Williams than I am about his and his bride’s … Continue reading
Bishop Kicanas emphasizes the “need not creed” principle in this video. The negative comments are a hoot.
It’s the 6th of December and it’s the feast day of one of our favorite seasonal saints. I listened to a few more holiday stations while transporting the young miss to school today. This week’s radio count now stands at … Continue reading
Lee Billings has written a very worthy first book, one of the best science volumes I have ever read. This young science journalist manages to describe the search for life in the universe with intelligence–but unburdened by technical details. One … Continue reading
I’ve approach the notion of a “new” evangelization with skepticism. Not because I disagree with the need for evangelization. Far from it. The limiting of evangelization to those already baptized? Really? The vapid criticism of “new” church, but not a … Continue reading
While not directly liturgical, lay devotion to the Eucharist, the Way of the Cross, and others have contributed to the liturgical calendar: 54. Just as notable a contribution to this progressive transformation was made by devotional trends and practices not … Continue reading
Intriguing feature on young people who have rebelled from the excesses of the confluence of homeschooling and fundamentalism. I’ve known Catholic homeschoolers in three cities who didn’t think the parish school was sufficiently Catholic. But many people I’ve known have … Continue reading
The Holy Father cites the Aparecida document, paraphrasing one of the more difficult teachings of the Lord, that by the paradox of sacrifice, much is gained. 10. The Gospel offers us the chance to live life on a higher plane, … Continue reading