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
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Category Archives: Eucharisticum Mysterium
With this section, the Consilium examines the reservation of the Eucharist, and offers some important reminders: 49. “It is pertinent to recall that the primary and original purpose of reserving the sacred elements in church outside Mass is the administration … Continue reading
Concelebration can be something of a mystery to many lay Catholics. In the parish, we most often see it when the bishop is on the scene, or when a special priest’s event, like an anniversary, retirement, or special visit takes … Continue reading
What does the leadership of a priest mean? What is the job of the liturgical presider? 46. “When the liturgy is celebrated, something more is required than the mere observance of the laws governing valid and lawful celebration; it is … Continue reading
The Consilium clarifies the level at which liturgy may be … tampered. 45. Especially in the celebration of the eucharist, only the supreme authority of the Church and, according to the norm of law, the bishops and the conferences of … Continue reading
A reminder for clergy: 44. “In the mystery of the eucharistic sacrifice, the fulfillment of the priest’s chief office, the work of redemption is continually actual. Hence, daily celebration is urged upon priests; it remains the act of Christ and … Continue reading
We turn to the final sub-section of part II looking at the Eucharist through the ministry of the bishop and priest. First, a reminder of the “public and social” nature of liturgy: 42. The celebration of the eucharist expresses in … Continue reading