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.
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Daily Archives: 6 December 2007
The Rite of Penance’s Introduction concludes its look at the form for an individual penitent. 19. Next, through a prayer for God’s pardon the penitent expresses contrition and the resolution to begin a new life. It is advantageous for this … Continue reading
Sodium (see left) in Earth’s air would not fly. It will rapidly combine with the oxygen. If caught in the rain, element number eleven will even turn violent. At 1621 degrees F, it is gaseous, and is the first constituent … Continue reading
The Advent wreath in the papal library has been purged of all blue contribution. Four red candles, as German tradition dictates. German reporter Kirsten Englisch: Using four red candles is the most traditional way. But, really, it is like decorating … Continue reading
Interesting chat at dotCommonweal about Cardinal Law receiving an Episcopal bishop, Jeffrey Steenson, into full Communion. Most of the commentary there centered on Law’s unworthiness as a scandal-touched figure to continue in the limelight. There’s that, yes, but I had other … Continue reading
Friend and occasional CS commentator Jimmy Mac sent this music listing from his parish this past weekend: Today at the 10:00 liturgy @ MHR we had music by the San Francisco State Chorale, under the direction of one of our … Continue reading
I notice in the rush to condemn liturgical blue, the partially-closed cafeteria has confused Advent with Christmas. As they take aim with their anti-blue shotguns, I hope they don’t go off shooting at any Sarumites, Lutherans, Episcopalians, or others in the … Continue reading