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 8: Charity
- 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
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Category Archives: Pastoral Care of the Sick
PCS 283 suggests two possible gospel readings: Matthew 22:35-40 (the greatest commandment) and John 6:44-47 (belief leads to eternal life). Section 284 gives the text of a litany–eight intercessions that focus on the intentions of the sick person, focused mainly … Continue reading
The initiation rites begin with an informal greeting followed by a dialogue with the sick person. First: 281. The minister greets the family and then speaks with the sick person about the request for baptism and, if the sick person … Continue reading
Let’s wrap up the introduction to Christian Initiation for the Dying. First, two sections that describe the church’s expectations should a dying person recover after being initiated: 278. One already admitted as a catechumen must make a promise to complete … Continue reading
276. Anyone, catechumen or not, who is in danger of death may be baptized with the short rite that follows, as long as such a person is not at the point of death and is able to hear and answer … Continue reading
The considerations of initiating a dying person cover the last major portion of the rites of pastoral care of the sick (275-296). We’ll take it in several posts, starting with the first of six sections of the introduction: 275. The … Continue reading
Here are the priorities for the emergency rite: PCS 264: The sacrament of penance is celebrated if the dying person wishes. As we read in PCS 241, “in case of necessity, the confession may be generic.” 265: The apostolic pardon … Continue reading