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
- The Synod Fathers Speak 3: Burdens and Difficulties
- DPPL 100: The Winter Interstice
- The Synod Fathers Speak 2: Christ Enters
- DPPL 99: Advent Processions
- Aparecida 85-86 — The Amazon
- A Match In Three Acts
- The Synod Fathers Speak 1
- DPPL 98: The Advent Wreath
- Mercy and What? Envy?
- DPPL 96-97: In Advent
crystal on The Synod Fathers Speak 3: Bur… Liam on DPPL 100: The Winter Inte… nora on The Synod Fathers Speak 2: Chr… Liam on Funeral Lectionary: Lamentatio… Jim McCrea on Mercy and What? Envy? Jim McCrea on The Synod Fathers Speak 1 Anne on Funeral Lectionary: Lamentatio… Jenny2 on The Synod Fathers Speak 1 Liam on DPPL 98: The Advent Wreat… John McGrath on The Synod Fathers Speak 1
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Category Archives: Quam Singulari
Let’s wrap up QS with its eight prescriptions for the Church: After careful deliberation on all these points, this Sacred Congregation of the Discipline of the Sacraments, in a general meeting held on July 15, 1910, in order to remove … Continue reading
I debated splitting this section into two posts. But the progressive argument seemed to be important to present without a break, so bear with it. Lateran IV and the Angelic Doctor are about as authoritative sources as one can find … Continue reading
Quam Singulari lays out a thorough case for early admittance of the sacraments. This takes up a good chunk of the document. But the apologetic core is important to look at as a whole: No less worthy of condemnation is … Continue reading
Did you think that the Sacrament of Penance wasn’t part of this discussion on the sacramental life of children? Read for yourself: However, in the precise determination of “the age of reason or discretion” not a few errors and deplorable … Continue reading
Let’s review the Church’s view of the history of Communion in the High Middle Ages. Clearly, a degree of rationalism predated the Enlightenment, as reason and knowledge were judged to be proper prerequisites for the reception of Communion. In the … Continue reading