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
- Three Days
- Sacraments During The Triduum
- Dies Domini 26: Image of Eternity
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Matthew 26:69-75
- Socks Off
- EG 144: Speaking From An Enlightened Heart
- The Armchair Liturgist Reminds Liturgical Ministers
- Bad Bishops: “Bad Pope, Bad Catholics”
- Dies Domini 24-25: The Day of the New Creation
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Category Archives: Liturgy
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.
Archbishop Jackels preached this evening, and I loved his structure, content, and his use of a very good speaking voice. He was somewhat soft-spoken, but another parishioner commented on his gravitas. He sang the presidential prayers. My wife liked that, … Continue reading
I had missed Pope Francis’s question in his narrative of Mother church last week. This quick news bit drew it out: I would like to ask each of you here, and you can respond in your heart: how many of … 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
My colleague Fr Richmond preached at our four Masses this past weekend. If you want the reference to the coconut tree, check his homily two weeks ago.
At PrayTell, Fr Alan Griffiths tries to put the best face on Liturgiam Authenticam with a translation of Eucharistic Prayer I. It’s an earnest attempt, and honest. But the retrenchment movement has made me a skeptic. And I think that LA/MR3 … Continue reading
Nearly every believer who knows about it concedes the Vatican II Lectionary reform was a great success, actually accomplishing the opening of Scripture to the liturgical assembly. That said, there are a few glaring omissions. One of my pet obsessions … Continue reading
My colleague Fr Richmond’s homily from my parish’s 10:30 Mass this past weekend.
My pastor, Fr Jon Seda preached it this weekend: