about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
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
Hillary on The Coming Mercy Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Devin Rice on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on Songleader to Choir Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on The Warm-Up Liam on The Warm-Up Liam on Acclamation or Call/Response? Jim McCrea on Acclamation or Call/Response?
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Daily Archives: 28 November 2006
This is one aspect of Vatican II I remember parishes hammering away at during the 70’s and 80’s: “Extreme unction,” which may also and more fittingly be called “anointing of the sick,” is not a sacrament for those only who … Continue reading
NASA announces a press conference next Monday that will describe the plans for lunar exploration. If they want to listen, I have an initial suggestion: The Marius Hills, imaged here. This was considered during the Apollo program, but they decided … Continue reading
The Cassini site posted an image that shows the influence of the tiny moon Daphnis on nearby ring edges. The Keeler Gap is 26 miles wide; the moon 4.3.
With all the blogosphere focused on the Holy Father’s visit to Turkey, the liturgy posts are drawing less discussion today. Which is as it should be. I was a little surprised that this open book post on Liturgical Matters had … Continue reading
If a council were held today, I think this sacrament would get a lot more than these twenty-seven words: The rite and formulas for the sacrament of penance are to be revised so that they more clearly express both the … Continue reading
A theologian once quipped that confirmation was a sacrament in search of a theology. Vatican II did make a few brief suggestions: The rite of confirmation is to be revised and the intimate connection which this sacrament has with the whole … Continue reading
Reviewing my parish’s altar server roster yesterday morning, I noticed we have a balance of 47 boys, 47 girls. I encounter more problems with combatative siblings serving together than boys shying away because of girls. Boys make up about 30% of … Continue reading