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
- Joyful Alleluia
- Reconciliation Lectionary: John 15:9-14
- Dies Domini 31: The Risen Christ Inspires Community
- EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective
- Cosmos Looks At Lead
- Hell and Remarriage: Whose Business?
- Saints To Be Made
- Dies Domini 30: An Indispensable Day
- Prelates Pressured
- EG 147: Meaning Beyond The Details
Reconciliation Lecti… on Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-… Ray MacDonald on Saints To Be Made Devin on Saints To Be Made Jim McCrea on Saints To Be Made Liam on Saints To Be Made 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!
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Category Archives: Inter Oecumenici
Let’s wrap up the final ten sections of Inter Oecumenici and read how the Consilium addressed liturgical design with an eye to promoting “active participation of the faithful.” Chapter V begins: I. DESIGN OF CHURCHES 90. In building new churches … Continue reading
As we head to the finish of Inter Oecumenici, we get Chapter IV’s twelve sections on the Divine Office. First the Consilium reaffirms the ideal of celebrating the Hours for various religious groups who are “bound to choir”: I. CELEBRATION … Continue reading
A quick post on two sections of IO: VII. SACRAMENTALS (SC 79) 76. For the blessing of candles on 2 February and of ashes on Ash Wednesday just one of the prayers for these in the Missale Romanum suffices. 77. … Continue reading
The Rite of Marriage gets six sections in our document. Let’s tune in and see what the Consilium said … VI. RITE OF MARRIAGE (SC 78) 70. Unless there is some good, excusing reason, marriage shall be celebrated within Mass, … Continue reading
Nine sections for the “gulp” of this post, but they cover most of the other sacraments. We’ll save the Rite of Marriage for the next post. CHAPTER III THE OTHER SACRAMENTS AND THE SACRAMENTALS I. PART ALLOWED THE VERNACULAR (SC … Continue reading
If any post on Inter Oecumenici can generate some combox traffic, this should be it. Let’s see what the Church had to say about the vernacular in 1964: V. PART ALLOWED THE VERNACULAR IN MASS (SC 54) 57. For Masses, … Continue reading
We have an early post-conciliar definition of the homily (as opposed to a sermon) and for the sake of the edification of the faithful, an emphasis on Scripture and the liturgical year: III. HOMILY (SC 52) 53. There shall be … Continue reading
The document takes the next four sections to go into a bit more detail on the Liturgy of the Word. Lessons seems to be the word for readings from the Old Testament and maybe Acts. Epistle seems self-explanatory. But I … Continue reading
The Consilium begins Chapter II, The Mystery of the Eucharist, with a list of immediate changes to the order of Mass. I. ORDO MISSAE (SC 50) 48. Until reform of the entire Ordo Missae, the points that follow are to … Continue reading
The Consilium next turned its attention to a sort of “national liturgy commission.” The assumption, as you see, is that they would be clergy. The US link is here, just in case you want to see how the Bishops Committee … Continue reading
Our examination of Inter Oecumenici hits one of the big post-conciliar developments: the explosion of use of the vernacular. Let’s keep in mind that current use of the vernacular was developed under the authority of bishops, approved by every bishops’ … Continue reading
When a priest is not present for the Sunday Eucharist, what is a community to do? X. CELEBRATIONS OF THE WORD OF GOD (SC 35, § 4) 37. In places without a priest and where none is available for celebration … Continue reading
We get into some bitty, but practical items for liturgical implementation, starting with laying out the notion that the clergy do not usurp the parts of the people–a far more realistic danger to the liturgy than the people taking over … Continue reading
Let’s continue our look at Chapter I, where we’ve reached subheading VI which leads off with a reminder that lone ranger changers are strongly discouraged: VI. COMPETENT AUTHORITY IN LITURGICAL MATTERS (SC 22) 20. Regulation of the liturgy belongs to … Continue reading