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: Optatam Totius
Optatam Totius includes an unnumbered conclusion: The Fathers of this holy synod have pursued the work begun by the Council of Trent. While they confidently entrust to seminary administrators and teachers the task of forming the future priests of Christ … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 21 shows the council bishops had their thinking caps on. They concede the degreed young priest is still a work in progress: Since priestly training, because of the circumstances particularly of contemporary society, must be pursued and perfected … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 20 says it: They should also be taught to use the aids which the disciplines of pedagogy, psychology, and sociology can provide, according to correct methodology and the norms of ecclesiastical authority. The social sciences get a bad … Continue reading
A two for one post tonight. Optatam Totius 17 & 18. Starting with the first of these sections: But since doctrinal training ought to tend not to a mere communication of ideas but to a true and intimate formation of … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 16 starts off: The theological disciplines, in the light of faith and under the guidance of the magisterium of the Church, should be so taught that the students will correctly draw out Catholic doctrine from divine revelation, profoundly … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 15: The philosophical disciplines are to be taught in such a way that the students are first of all led to acquire a solid and coherent knowledge of man, the world, and of God, relying on a philosophical … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 14 begins with a pragmatic thought: In revising ecclesiastical studies the aim should first of all be that the philosophical and theological disciplines be more suitably aligned and that they harmoniously work toward opening more and more the … Continue reading
Section 13 begins a fifth chapter of Optatam Totius calling for the revision of the priestly training syllabus. Before beginning specifically ecclesiastical subjects, seminarians should be equipped with that humanistic and scientific training which young men in their own countries … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 12 gives the “bishops” the choice of determining additional training beyond seminaries. Since they are identified in the plural, it may be that national conferences or regional or provincial groups would make these determinations. Here’s the text: In … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 11 suggests a balance between foundational education and “the newer findings of sound psychology and pedagogy.” For the bad rap psychology gets as the episcopal and neo-con scapegoat of choice, there is much to be said for the … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 19 begins the sixth chapter which deals with “The Promotion Of Strictly Pastoral Training.“ That pastoral concern which ought to permeate thoroughly the entire training of the students also demands that they be diligently instructed in those matters … Continue reading
Optatam Totius 10 begins: Students who follow the venerable tradition of celibacy according to the holy and fixed laws of their own rite are to be educated to this state with great care. They said and taught it forty years … Continue reading
That’s a quote. Can you dig it? Optatam Totius 9 speaks of seminarians possessing a “(saturation) with the mystery of the Church, especially as described by this sacred synod, that, bound to the Vicar of Christ in a humble and … Continue reading
Optatam Totius begins a new chapter with section 8, entitled “The Careful Development Of The Spiritual Training.” (It) should be closely connected with the doctrinal and pastoral, and, with the special help of the spiritual director, should be imparted in … Continue reading