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
- Letter To Artists 6d-e: The Beauty of Christ
- On My Bookshelf: Old Man’s War
- EG 104: Women, Ordination, Power
- Letter To Artists 6c: Aesthetic Mysticism
- EG 103: On Women’s Contributions
- Letter To Artists 6b: A Glimpse Into The Abyss Of Light
- I Don’t Want A Francis Effect
- Another FfF
- EG 102: Other Ecclesial Challenges–The Laity
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Category Archives: Liturgy
In other parishes I’ve served, November 2nd was a big deal. Somewhat in our university parish, but surprisingly, not connected with Mass. Our noon Mass isn’t conducive to a wide participation. I had pushed gently for an evening Mass. That … Continue reading
We received our new book of the deceased today. We had been purchasing blank books from publishers. A bequest from a parishioner funded this initiative. The book came in a nice box from our bookbinder, Peggy Johnston: Unfold the box, … Continue reading
Don’t look now, but some of our favorite reform2 prelates are sipping on vino in proximity to the Tiber this week. From Vatican Radio’s website, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa: I think one of the main tasks we have is … Continue reading
Adam Wood and I are getting into a decent discussion on participation at the Café. Adam is a good egg. I think he’s colored somewhat by his surroundings, and takes a little too much time to harp on what he … Continue reading
Count every head, the memo said. We’ve been fortunate (I think) at my parish because Parents’ Weekend always and Homecoming usually falls in the month we’re directed to count the people who come to weekend Masses. My wife said the … Continue reading
A hopeful story from Pakistan, at the location where over one-hundred Pakistanis died last Sunday in an attack outside a Christian church. Mohammad Jibran Nasir, organized human chain outside St Anthony’s Church in Lahore. He said: Well the terrorists showed … Continue reading
Reform2 boogeyman Piero Marini spoke on Sacrosanctum Concilium yesterday in Erie, Pennsylvania. The archbishop, and rumored CDWDS head-in-waiting: The Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium, more than being a manual for reforming rites, is a magna carta capable of inspiring the renewal of … Continue reading
PrayTell reports that German-speaking bishops (3 nations) have tabled their new Mass translation. The funeral rites were pulled after just six weeks of use not too long ago. With tectonic plates shifting under the Tiber, I’d say future movement along … Continue reading
The paschal candle stand has needed an upgrade. We used to have a one-inch thick cylinder on which to mount the Easter Candle. It necessitated drilling into the bottom of the candle. The 2012 edition was cracked. And this year’s … Continue reading
Deacon John Herman preached today’s Masses at the parish. He largely talked about his brother, our parish and diocese’s martyr, Ray Herman. I was reminded that a young man listened to Jesus and took it very, very seriously. He shifted … Continue reading
So the rumors are swirling again that Pope Francis will name Marini I to head CDWDS. Except for the entertainment value this appointment provides, I don’t care that much. One commenter: I don’t know what all this anguished grumbling is all … Continue reading
The five-year terms of reform2 consultants has expired, and Pope Francis has named others to the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. Commentary at PrayTell. Original news piece here.
A few related threads from different sources in the blogosphere caught my attention today. This essay that follows doesn’t have a clear conclusion, really. It’s more an unfinished line of thought. So if you readers have more to add, to refine, feel free. … Continue reading
Journalist and blogger Mary DeTurris Poust posts on “Losing … Religion.” I have been desperate for a shepherd, for someone who wants to meet me in my darkness and walk with me spiritually, for someone who gets up there and tries … Continue reading
What is it? Can any reader identify for what this is used? Bonus points if you have a name for it.