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
- DPPL 76: A Basis For A Relationship
- DPPL 75: General Principles for the Renewal of Pious Exercises
- A Few Surprises
- DPPL 73-74: Liturgy and Pious Exercises
- The Armchair Liturgist: A Last Optional Word
- DPPL 72: Pious Exercises a Part of Worship
- Bumping A Bishop
- What Did Jesus Teach?
- DPPL 70-71: Pious Exercises
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Category Archives: Sacrosanctum Concilium
Continuing on the Liturgy of the Hours, the council favors an integrative approach. The Office is not just an exercise in piety, but ideally the praying of it should be tied closely with the intellectual development of the believer. The … Continue reading
Now we get into the Council’s revision of the Liturgy of the Hours. It was another decade before the promulgation of the General Instruction on the Liturgy of the Hours, so draw your own conclusions from the slightly longer timetable … Continue reading
Praying the right hours at the right time of day–this is a virtue, and should be enforced in the reform: Because the purpose of the office is to sanctify the day, the traditional sequence of the hours is to be … Continue reading
Like the other sacraments and sacramentals, the Divine Office is to be reformed, according to the council bishops: In order that the divine office may be better and more perfectly prayed in existing circumstances, whether by priests or by other … Continue reading
The council suggests that the Divine Office is the cornerstone of the spiritual life of the clergy. The one hang-up I see is the heavy expectation placed on a communal monastic format transferred to what is, for most priests, a … Continue reading
A bit of affirmation for those who do pray the Hours: Hence all who render this service are not only fulfilling a duty of the Church, but also are sharing in the greatest honor of Christ’s spouse, for by offering … Continue reading