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
- 4,044,911 hits
Category Archives: post-conciliar liturgy documents
Some final words on Scripture. The advice given here for the selection of Bible passages is well-considered for the liturgy as well: 89. In this respect, the models used in liturgical celebrations can be most useful, since they always contain … Continue reading
The Word of God is important. “Indispensable” is how the Church puts it.: 87. The Word of God, as transmitted by Sacred Scripture, as conserved and proposed by the Magisterium of the Church, and as celebrated in the Sacred Liturgy, … Continue reading
A good reminder that by our baptism, we are marked as priests. And as priests, we offer aspects of our lives to God. It is just that simple: 85. Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, the faithful become part of … Continue reading
Some words confirming that while popular piety does not have the red, the black, the praenotanda, etc., there is a hierarchical authority which oversees it: 84. Popular piety, as an expression of ecclesial piety, is subject to the general discipline … Continue reading
Liturgy and the sacraments are not the only way believers worship God. There’s a lot going on in small rooms, homes, and even in nature that nobody witnesses: 82. The celebration of the Liturgy, however, does not exhaust the Church’s … Continue reading
Sections 81 through 84 treat the topic of the Church as a worshipping community. We’ll begin our reading with the section that introduces this theme: 81. The Church, “gathered in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and … Continue reading
The hierarchy thinks popular piety needs more emphasis on the Trinity: 80. Reference to the Most Blessed Trinity, while seminally present in popular piety, is an element requiring further emphasis. The following points offer an outline of how that might … Continue reading