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
If I had a counter, this is the fifth explicit reference to “active participation” in the liturgy constitution. While the council acknowledges long-held Catholic teaching about any of the Church’s liturgies being a communal enterprise, it states the preference for … Continue reading
These next sections (26-32) continue Vatican II’s explanation of liturgical norms. The section is entitled, “Norms drawn from the hierarchic and communal nature of the Liturgy.” Let’s read it: Liturgical services are not private functions, but are celebrations of the … Continue reading
Short, but significant: The liturgical books are to be revised as soon as possible; experts are to be employed on the task, and bishops are to be consulted, from various parts of the world. Note two things. First, that the … Continue reading
Vatican II’s emphasis on the importance of the Liturgy of the Word: Sacred scripture is of the greatest importance in the celebration of the liturgy. For it is from scripture that lessons are read and explained in the homily, and … Continue reading
More on general norms to be used in liturgical reform That sound tradition may be retained, and yet the way remain open to legitimate progress careful investigation is always to be made into each part of the liturgy which is … Continue reading
Vatican II details “general norms” mentioned in the last section: 1. Regulation of the sacred liturgy depends solely on the authority of the Church, that is, on the Apostolic See and, as laws may determine, on the bishop. 2. In … Continue reading
Now we get to some of the principles laid down for actual liturgical reform in this subsection of chapter 1, entitled, “The Reform of the Sacred Liturgy.” In order that the Christian people may more certainly derive an abundance of … Continue reading
Reading about the emerging media in Vatican II is always interesting. Here, the council bishops acknowledge television as a media force, but they acknowledge the bishop may not be the most competent to make judgments. Transmissions of the sacred rites … Continue reading
Tonight’s post describes the role of the pastor, including yet another mention of active participation: With zeal and patience, pastors of souls must promote the liturgical instruction of the faithful, and also their active participation in the liturgy both internally … Continue reading
Read it, then discuss the two things priests are called to do. Priests, both secular and religious, who are already working in the Lord’s vineyard are to be helped by every suitable means to understand ever more fully what it … Continue reading
More on liturgical formation: In seminaries and houses of religious, clerics shall be given a liturgical formation in their spiritual life. For this they will need proper direction, so that they may be able to understand the sacred rites and … Continue reading
More on the study of liturgy: The study of sacred liturgy is to be ranked among the compulsory and major courses in seminaries and religions houses of studies; in theological faculties it is to rank among the principal courses. It … Continue reading
Short and sweet. Enjoy it; we don’t get too many in the Vatican II department: Professors who are appointed to teach liturgy in seminaries, religious houses of study, and theological faculties must be properly trained for their work in institutes … Continue reading
Chapter 1 continues with a new sub-section entitled, “The Promotion of Liturgical Instruction and Active Participation.” Let’s keep in mind the context of this: we’ve just completed a nine-part portion outlining the nature of the liturgy and its importance in … Continue reading