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
Liam on Funeral Lectionary: Lamentatio… Jim McCrea on Mercy and What? Envy? Jim McCrea on The Synod Fathers Speak 1 Anne on Funeral Lectionary: Lamentatio… Jenny2 on The Synod Fathers Speak 1 Liam on DPPL 98: The Advent Wreat… John McGrath on The Synod Fathers Speak 1 FRANCIS J. KIERAS on Lumen Gentium 24 Melody on DPPL 95: Sunday Liam on DPPL 96-97: In Advent
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Category Archives: Christmas
My former parish in Kansas City had a grueling Christmas schedule. I inherited four Christmas Eve Masses (two simultaneously on our campus with a total of 1300-plus between them), a Midnight Mass, and three on Christmas morning. A few years … Continue reading
I saw a headliner at Pewsitter about the president not going to church on Christmas. The NYT backs that up. Conservative Catholics probably weren’t watching their Evangelical Christian allies so closely. Sometimes they don’t even hold services when Christmas falls … Continue reading
I thought I had it set up to record the homily tonight, but the portable drive was empty–I hadn’t downloaded all the Christmas audio, and I didn’t replace the cartridge. Anyway, the pastor was relating the telling of a child’s Christmas … Continue reading
When I was a more hardcore sports fan, I loved the post-game. My wife might have though tit was time to change the channel to some PBS Mystery, but I liked to catch Chris Berman on ESPN after the last … Continue reading
A musician’s Christmas tree often has a number of musical ornaments. At least mine does. When my wife and I merged households in ’95, we put together a bunch of things, including musical ornaments. The mouse with lute was mine. … Continue reading
Since my Ignatian retreat commenced, I’ve been finding much dissatisfaction with my usual reading. Novels seem very dry. Even science non-fiction not so great. It might be that I’m picking books in the poor to fair category. But I doubt … Continue reading