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.
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Category Archives: post-conciliar liturgy documents
DPPL 47 ends the glance at history, and turns our attention to the present day: 47. From the foregoing historical outline, it is clear that the question of the relationship between Liturgy and popular piety is not an exclusively contemporary one. … Continue reading
The DPPL wraps up its look at history with the twentieth century. A momentous and often-overlooked shift: 46. At the outset of the twentieth century, St. Pope Pius X (1903-1914) proposed bringing the Liturgy closer to the people, thereby “popularizing” … Continue reading
According to the DPPL, the Church experienced renewal in both liturgy and popular piety in the 1800’s. It’s interesting that “revival” is used in the English translation of the text here, as “revival” is also how religious awakening in Protestant … Continue reading
The DPPL defines the “Contemporary Period” as post-1800: 44. Following the French revolution with its objective of eradicating the Christian faith and its overt hostility to Christian worship, the nineteenth century witnessed a important liturgical revival. Certainly, the French Revolution … Continue reading
The DPPL speaks of missionary expansion in the 1700’s, but aside from the growing diversity in religious orders, it kept to a very Roman effort, on the whole: 43. The Catholic Reform strengthened the structure and unity of the Roman … Continue reading
The Directory looks at some sensibilities that might be Tridentine, might be better considered anti-reformation, but they were the expressions of fallible human beings during an age in which the Church was losing political supremacy, and indeed, had already lost … Continue reading