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 Dies Domini 29: The Day of… John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah! Devin on Socks Off Devin on The Best Pastoral Easter Litur… Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Todd on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah!
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The fifth Vatican II page is now up, Nostra Aetate. Individual posts cleaned up a bit and standardized with indented quotes. Some of the older Vatican II posts were on the original blogspot site. They didn’t always make it to … Continue reading
I was cleaning out some files on 3.5-inch disks today. I found something I wrote up for a parish bulletin about eight years ago. Home Prayer on a Baptismal Anniversary Preparation: a Bible, baptismal or other devotional candle, about 5-10 … Continue reading
The young miss was studying her driver education manual last night. It was left open in front of the family computer. When did they approve these new fluorescent yellow-green signs as an option or replacement for yellow? The manual explained … Continue reading
Can you imagine a map on which every person counted in the 2010-2011 US and Canadian censuses is represented by a dot? I found the tip on the Universe Today blog. Check it out here. When I zoomed in on … Continue reading
I don’t really perceive the magnitude of the fuss of yesterday. Maybe it was a big deal for Jesus being found in the Temple. But probably not, eh? I lived through the 12:34:56 moment on 7-8-90. It was an okay … Continue reading
It did, literally. In my own backyard. Election Day was a thrill from a civic viewpoint. I arrived at the polling place at 6 o’clock and joined six other workers for a seventeen-hour day. My precinct (I worked my own home … Continue reading
When I was in high school, I boycotted daylight saving time one year. I kept my watch on standard time. I recognized that everybody else, from my teachers to my parents to public schedules were cowed by the government to … Continue reading
Getting ready for next Tuesday’s big event. Attended school for election officials today. Got my pin, too. Two hours of new procedures, a few new machines, and connecting with the teams at the various voting locations. For the first time, … Continue reading
Not sure what the genesis might be for the opposition to the stay-at-home dad. But a seminary prof went mano a mano with such a father over it. Owen Strachan on men’s work: It’s going to be hard. It’s going … Continue reading
I saw this feature at RNS today, on a priest who set aside three years in ordained ministry and who found love and eventually family life after he left. A few lines in the article struck me. First this one illustrative … Continue reading
At this week’s peer ministry training retreat, the students had the experience of daily Mass, plus the hinge hours, Vespers and Lauds, as well as Compline. There’s a significant small group of students who pray the Office regularly. I kept … Continue reading
RNS linked the Amarillo press on Fr Frank Pavone’s ongoing tussle with his bishop. The Priests For Life celeb hit up the Congregation of Clergy, and while Priests for Life and other anti-abortion folks are generally in rejoice mode on … Continue reading
These norms have been out for more than three decades, but only now have they been translated into English. From the preliminary note regarding apparitions, an acknowledgement of the current situation: Today, more than in the past, news of these … Continue reading
The Tablet reports that Pope Benedict has ordered German bishops pray “for many” not “for all” in the German translation of the Eucharistic Prayer. The Pope said he was writing “to avoid a split” in the Church after (German Bishops … Continue reading