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: Orientalium Ecclesiarum
We come to the conclusion of Orientalium Ecclesiarum with this post. Relations between Eastern Catholics and Orthodox are not very conducive to jacking up one’s blog popularity. And in the West, particularly in many stretches of North America, Eastern Rite … Continue reading
Policy #3, wrapping up this chapter on “Relations,” decentralizes the decisions on these ecumenical matters that touch upon worship: This conciliatory policy with regard to “communicatio in sacris” (participation in things sacred) with the brethren of the separated Eastern Churches is … Continue reading
Policy #2: non-sacramental sharing: Further, given the same principles, common participation by Catholics with their Eastern separated brethren in sacred functions, things and places is allowed for a just cause.(Agitur de s. d. communicatione in sacris extrasacramentali, Concilium est quod … Continue reading
The first policy covers Penance, Eucharist, and Anointing: Without prejudice to the principles noted earlier, Eastern Christians who are in fact separated in good faith from the Catholic Church, if they ask of their own accord and have the right … Continue reading
Just in case you were wondering, Vatican II did not authorize what is calls “common participation,” which I think we can take to mean open Communion: Common participation in worship (communicatio in sacris) which harms the unity of the Church … Continue reading
How does the Church view incoming folks from Eastern Orthodoxy? If any separated Eastern Christian should, under the guidance of the grace of the Holy Spirit, join himself to the unity of Catholics, no more should be required of him … Continue reading