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
John McGrath on Can We Trust Natural Law? Jenny2 on Aparecida 75 – Civil… Jen on Can We Trust Natural Law? Todd on Can We Trust Natural Law? Liam on Can We Trust Natural Law? crystal on Another Fired Employee John Drake on Can We Trust Natural Law? crystal on Can We Trust Natural Law? Can We Trust Natural… on Another Fired Employee FrMichael on Another Fired Employee
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Category Archives: The Armchair Liturgist
I confess copying a topic from PrayTell. I have never had good fruitfulness with the effort of gathering liturgical ministers before Mass. In one parish, I had to actively discourage it, as one priest liked to have “wrestling matches” with … Continue reading
This weekend is “Priesthood Sunday.” Is your parish doing anything about it? Check Archbishop Gregory’s thoughts on it. I found a parish in which the pastor wrote up something big in the church bulletin last weekend. Is that kind of … Continue reading
All Souls Day falls on a Saturday, something of an awkwardness for some parishes (like mine) that don’t regularly celebrate a Saturday Mass. Some communities celebrate with a “special” Mass, inviting people who have lost loved ones, and having a … Continue reading
Advent is not too far away. Are your purple/violet/blue vestments ready? How often are your vestments cleaned? We have a parishioner who volunteered to oversee the dry cleaning of chasubles and stoles. We have a rough schedule to follow. Obviously, … Continue reading
This year the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross falls on a Saturday. This coming Saturday, in fact. This is the third of five feasts this year which, while not “high” enough to be obligatory holy days, are … Continue reading
My parish ordinarily celebrates a weekday noon Mass. That time slot seems less than optimal for a civic holiday like Labor Day. It’s one of three days of the year in which we move 12:00 liturgy for a non-holy day to … Continue reading
A nearby parish celebrates First Reconciliation in second grade, First Eucharist in third. Setting aside for the moment the wisdom of that policy, we have parishioners who recently transferred back to us. But, lo! Their oldest child “missed” the sacrament … Continue reading