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
- DPPL 104: The Crib
- What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?
- The Synod Fathers Speak 7: The Domestic Church
- Music From Jordi Savall
- The Synod Fathers Speak 6: Generativity
- Theology of the Body Stands at the Door, Knocks
- DPPL 103: The Christmas Novena
- The Synod Fathers Speak 5: Path and Miracle
- DPPL 102: Immaculate Conception
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Category Archives: Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy
Saint Francis often gets credit for the crib or crèche, presumably inclusive of the cast of supporting characters. This is an element of popular piety that reaches well beyond Catholicism. 104. As is well known, in addition to the representations … Continue reading
Another Christmas novena is here, if you want to get an idea of how they are viewed in the popular imagination. The several I viewed online to prepare these comments were less Advent observances than Christmas ones. What the Church … Continue reading
The Immaculate Conception inspires the first major feast of the liturgical year. Some of DPPL 102 covers ground already touched on, the novena, and Latin American customs. 102. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which is profoundly influential among the … Continue reading
The mother of Jesus features prominently in the liturgies of Advent. Also in the popular imagination. 101. The Liturgy frequently celebrates the Blessed Virgin Mary in an exemplary way during the season of Advent(Cf. Paul VI, Marialis Cultus 4). It recalls … Continue reading
Maybe there’s a European understanding of “interstice” with which I’m unfamiliar. Pretty sure the CDWDS means “solstice.” But that may be a troublesome term. An interstice is an in-between period, as used here, and suggestive of all of winter. But I … Continue reading
The procession that comes to mind is Las Posadas, which I believe originated in Mexico. 99. In many regions, various kinds of processions are held in Advent, publicly to announce the imminent birth of the Saviour (the “day star” in … Continue reading