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
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
- Jubilation and Pink Slips
- EG 146: Reverence for Truth
- Dies Domini 28: The Gift of the Spirit
- Which Worship Aids?
- Private Masses–Bleah!
- EG 145: Preparing To Preach
- Dies Domini 27: The Day of Christ-Light
- One of Our Own
- The Best Pastoral Easter Liturgy (That Might Get People To Return Next Sunday)
John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah! Devin on Socks Off Devin on The Best Pastoral Easter Litur… Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Todd on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Category Archives: Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem
We come to the end of our examination of Pope Paul VI’s motu proprio, SDO, and its basic prescriptions for reviving the order of deacon. 36. Finally as regards the rite to be followed in conferring the sacred order of … Continue reading
SDO treats the issue of deacons within religious orders. I confess my own ignorance on this practice. Is it widespread at all? The liturgical and teaching role within a community is clear enough. Many orders practice an apostolate in line … Continue reading
As we hit the home stretch of SDO, we pick up some briefer thoughts on other topics. First, deacons are urged to continuing education (as it’s called today). Their task is less apologetics and more directed to building up the … Continue reading
Paul VI and others were concerned about the spiritual life of deacons. First, these new permanent deacons would have to be people providing a “surpassing” example for others. 25. Let the deacons, as those who serve the mysteries of Christ … Continue reading
More on Paul VI’s 1967 motu proprio on reestablishing the permanent diaconate. What does a deacon do? This question answered, mostly in a liturgical way: 21. According to the above-mentioned Constitution of the Second Vatican Council it pertains to the … Continue reading
More colloquially, this is about the care and feeding of deacons. A deacon isn’t a free agent; he must be connected to a faith community, not of his own making: 18. Any deacon who is not a professed member of … Continue reading
The pope promotes learning for deacons, but leaves the particular amount to bishops’ conferences: 14. It is to be desired that such deacons be possessed of no small learning about which we have spoken in numbers 8, 9, 10 above, … Continue reading
The folllowing principles are mostly well-founded, but the wording seems a touch curious. The wife of a prospective deacon is part of the equation: 11. Older men, whether single or married, can be called to the diaconate. The latter, however, … Continue reading
The following sections deal with the formation of permanent deacons. First, #7 suggests a national or multi-national effort. In the US, it’s pretty much every diocese for itself. Are there any readers who know of diaconate formation occuring across dicoesan … Continue reading
Pope Paul VI set forth requirements for the permanent diaconate: 4. By the law of the Church, confirmed by the Ecumenical Council itself, young men called to the diaconate are obliged to observe the law of celibacy. 5. The permanent … Continue reading
The frequent complaint of traditionalists and conservatives is that post-conciliar reformers did not toe the line of Vatican II. What they fail to realize is that bishops were entrusted with what was seen as the continuing effort of Church reform. … Continue reading