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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Harry has taken me to task for my representation of the story of a pastor denying a lad First Communion. I welcome such interaction. It’s good for all of us, and good for this blog. I put speculation into some … Continue reading
I just wanted to let you readers know I’ve been making progress on updating the pages associated with this blog. At the top of the main page, you’ll see two titles after “home.” They are: Bible Readings For Your Wedding RCIA … Continue reading
Saw this BBC feature that Prince William has opted out of a wedding ring. I wonder what happens to the liturgy if Kate declines, too. One commentator there shared: My husband doesn’t wear his. It’s not sinister, he used to … Continue reading
Many times I’ve been asked to organize this site for easier reference on some of the more popular series. I think I know a good way to achieve this, but as I work on “CS pages” here, if anyone with … Continue reading
I hear that many conservatives are concerned about the rap they get for being angry. I can appreciate the mischaracterization. The coming trend seems to be, if it can be believed, that now all the progressives are defensive, embittered, and–gasp!–angry. … Continue reading
The Diocese of Green Bay reported a seven percent increase in Mass attendance from October 2009 to April 2010 after a series of television commercials aired urging Catholics to “come home.” A few comments here … Taking October as the … Continue reading
Revelations that the southern hemisphere’s next saint blew the whistle on clerical sex abuse, which netted her an excommunication. Mary McKillop: no wonder she’s venerable.
Heard from a reliable source at the conference this week: one of the Vox Clara bishops has intervened with the CDWDS on their 341 changes for the Grail Psalter. Reportedly some of the changes were wholly out of keeping with … Continue reading
This was the longest day. Two breakouts on Preparing the Liturgy, two skill sessions on ensemble playing, plus morning prayer and then a fairly delightful organ recital. I polled the folks at my 3:15-4:45 session. Yep, they said, they were … Continue reading
I’ve had a difficult relationship with my names in my life. Growing up as a boy, my last name was not viewed as terribly masculine. One teacher in my high school, returning a corrected history quiz (0/5) early in my … Continue reading
Pope Benedict names a predictable slate of prelates from high-profile dioceses to the investigation team for Ireland. I suppose if you have to go toe to toe with a cardinal on his questionable behavior, the Bishop of Juneau lacks the … Continue reading
Phoenix bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, depending on where you settle in the Culture War, is either a pro-life hero or a pro-life dupe who should resign. Interesting thread in progress at dotCommonweal. This post is going to be a bit … Continue reading
PrayTell linked this blurb on a study of political blogs across left and right. When one gets to the level of single blogs, tendencies tend to break down. It would be easy to find a liberal blog that was close-minded, … Continue reading
My current parish is the second in which I’ve ever lived where the liturgy schedule features one of the weekly Masses regularly scheduled for a weeknight. And it’s big. We draw up to 175 for a 10PM Thursday Night Liturgy … Continue reading