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
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
- Jubilation and Pink Slips
- EG 146: Reverence for Truth
- Dies Domini 28: The Gift of the Spirit
- Which Worship Aids?
- Private Masses–Bleah!
- EG 145: Preparing To Preach
- Dies Domini 27: The Day of Christ-Light
- One of Our Own
- The Best Pastoral Easter Liturgy (That Might Get People To Return Next Sunday)
John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah! Devin on Socks Off Devin on The Best Pastoral Easter Litur… Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Todd on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah! Liam on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Category Archives: Sacrosanctum Concilium
The typical edition of the books of Gregorian chant is to be completed; and a more critical edition is to be prepared of those books already published since the restoration by St. Pius X. It is desirable also that an … Continue reading
In dealing with SC, all church musicians must come to terms with the prescription laid down here: The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of … Continue reading
Let’s train for church music today! Great importance is to be attached to the teaching and practice of music in seminaries, in the novitiates and houses of study of religious of both sexes, and also in other Catholic institutions and … Continue reading
There is more than the preservation aspect of church music, according to the council bishops: The treasure of sacred music is to be preserved and fostered with great care. Choirs must be diligently promoted, especially in cathedral churches; but bishops … Continue reading
Don’t look now, but active participation has popped up again: Liturgical worship is given a more noble form when the divine offices are celebrated solemnly in song, with the assistance of sacred ministers and the active participation of the people. … Continue reading
Now we get to (almost) everybody’s favorite topic, sacred music. Chapter VI has ten sections, beginning with praising music above any other art: The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that … Continue reading
With this post we wrap up Vatican II’s look at the liturgical year. The saints have been traditionally honored in the Church and their authentic relics and images held in veneration. For the feasts of the saints proclaim the wonderful … Continue reading
More on Lent, including the communal expression of penitential practices: During Lent penance should not be only internal and individual, but also external and social. The practice of penance should be fostered in ways that are possible in our own … Continue reading
It was Vatican II itself, and not crazed liturgists or catechumenate directors who reminded the Church that Lent isn’t 100% about penance: The season of Lent has a twofold character: primarily by recalling or preparing for baptism and by penance, … Continue reading
The minds of the faithful must be directed primarily toward the feasts of the Lord whereby the mysteries of salvation are celebrated in the course of the year. Therefore, the proper of the time shall be given the preference which … Continue reading
More on the liturgical year, making room for preservation, restoration, and when situations warrant, adaptation: The liturgical year is to be revised so that the traditional customs and discipline of the sacred seasons shall be preserved or restored to suit … Continue reading
This section details the primacy of Sunday for Christians: By a tradition handed down from the apostles which took its origin from the very day of Christ’s resurrection, the Church celebrates the paschal mystery every eighth day; with good reason … Continue reading
Lent, Advent, Ember Days, festive seasons, etc. are covered: Finally, in the various seasons of the year and according to her traditional discipline, the Church completes the formation of the faithful by means of pious practices for soul and body, … Continue reading
In addition to the Blessed Mother, other saints are observed in the liturgical year. This is as good a summary as I’ve seen explaining the Catholic regard for martyrs and saints, tying it all in to Christ and his Paschal … Continue reading