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: Sacra Tridentina 1905
The final five declarations of Pope Pius X and his council are aimed at supporting this “new” initiative. Confessors have their part to play: 5. That the practice of frequent and daily Communion may be carried out with greater prudence … Continue reading
Having laid the groundwork of history and theology, Sacra Tridentina arrived at nine conclusions. We’ll cover the first four today, and wrap up our examination of this document with the others tomorrow. Accordingly, the Sacred Congregation of the Council, in … Continue reading
Our document wraps up its overview of history. It wasn’t all bad in the times leading up to the turn of the 18th/19th century. Sacra Tridentina lauds the testimony of some who thought frequent Communion would bear fruit: On the other … Continue reading
Just a reminder to those following this document: the paragraphs are not numbered in the text on the EWTN site. The document is not long, however. I hope you’re able to follow along. In yesterday’s post, the threat of jansenism … Continue reading
Is frequent Communion the will of God? The Magisterium of 1905 thought so. The era of apostles and great doctors is lauded for not only the practice, but the fruits: The will of God in this respect was well understood … Continue reading
The Eucharist is more than a reward for a believer without sin: Moreover, the desire of Jesus Christ and of the Church that all the faithful should daily approach the sacred banquet is directed chiefly to this end, that the … Continue reading
In laying the foundation for the argument to come, Pope Pius X and his curia lean on the witness of the Gospels, both John 6 (the Bread of Life discourse) and the Lord’s Prayer: This wish of the Council fully conforms … Continue reading
At the turn of the 19th into the 20th century, the Roman Catholic Church was almost totally unaware it was entering into decades of upheaval, change, and reform likely not seen since the break from Judaism in the first century. … Continue reading