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 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
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Joel 2:12-19
- Letter To Artists 6a: A Fruitful Alliance
- EG 101: Prayer and Love Conquers Divisions
FrMichael on EG 103: On Women’s … Liam on The Long Retreat Begins emmasrandomthoughts on I Don’t Want A Francis… Ray MacDonald on I Don’t Want A Francis… Katherine on I Don’t Want A Francis… Susannah on Up Bill Ruston on Ashes From Palms Charles on Comments Todd on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… south african touris… on Resignation Valid
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Category Archives: Music
I was reacquainting myself with some of the music of Ferde Grofé. I have a Naxos disk of three of his “American” suites: Mississippi, Grand Canyon, and Niagara Falls. I love the orchestration as well as the chromatic tunefulness of “Old … Continue reading
Several months ago I began the book of Genesis as a source for my daily practice of lectio divina. One of my staff colleagues suggested it when I was close to completing Mark’s Gospel and mentioned I was considering Old Testament … Continue reading
Jeffrey Tucker calms down and pulls back from his elation on Tuesday: Fixing this fixes nearly everything. And today: There are two errors to correct in the news that Bishop Alexander K. Sample is headed to Portland, Oregon. The first … Continue reading
Ottorino Respighi’s cantata, Praise for the Lord’s Nativity, is a delightful piece for chorus and three soloists, accompanied by a small wind ensemble, and piano four hands. Listen to it here. His wife Elsa sang the role of Mary at … Continue reading
I suppose I could have posted this a week ago Thursday. But the observance of Saint Nicholas is entwined with Advent and Christmas both, so I’m sure it’s not that much of a problem to suggest giving Anonymous 4 a … Continue reading
Alma Redemptoris Mater, quae pervia caeli Porta manes, et stella maris, succurre cadenti, Surgere qui curat, populo: tu quae genuisti, Natura mirante, tuum sanctum Genitorem Virgo prius ac posterius, Gabrielis ab ore Sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere. Two versions. First, … Continue reading
A sad day for this loss. CNS posted a nice feature from 1996. This was one of the most moving moments I’ve ever seen on television. And it shows a bit of God’s grace working with the great soul of … Continue reading
Luke Hill at dotCommonweal makes a case for a very wide musical Advent/Christmas. I can’t refute it. At my house, there is considerable variety in listening tastes as well as film viewing (Christmases in Connecticut, Canaan, and lots of other … Continue reading
A portion (7-11) of Psalm 147 for Thanksgiving Day: Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre. He covers the heavens with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, makes grass grow on the hills. … Continue reading
Saint John Vianney has a marvelous quote appropriate for November, for thoughts of pilgrimage and the inevitable death that awaits each of us before we reach the final stage: Our home is—Heaven. On earth we are like travelers staying in … Continue reading
In between liturgies this afternoon, I enjoyed the Iowa State production of Candide. I was familiar with the overture, which was very competently done by a 32-piece orchestra that played from the rear of the stage. Leonard Bernstein’s music for … Continue reading
When I was a lad, I wanted a piano more than anything I could think of. Well, I wanted globes of all the planets, but they only made Earth and Moon circa 1970. Instead of a piano, my parents got … Continue reading
Jodie Foster’s character conceded, “They should have sent a poet.” Will a singer do? I wonder if they’ll dispense with the missoin control wake-up music and have Ms Brightman sing for her supper. Can she sing it like Diana?
Check out Luke Hill’s reportoing on Bruce Springsteen at dotCommonweal. A few pieces: Much of the audience at a typical Bruce Springsteen concert looks like the folks you might see at the 11:00 Sunday Mass in suburban parishes across the country. (In … Continue reading
College students are pouring into town. The young miss begins school Thursday. Summer will soon be a dream. Speaking of which, one of my favorite pop songs from the 70′s.