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
- Has John Allen Jumped The Shark?
- Saint Paul and Max: A Good Mix For Penance?
- Misericordiae Vultus 17ab: Lent in a Jubilee of Mercy
- Leisure, A Good Form of Penance?
- PS 5: Purpose of Paschale Solemnitatis
- Bitter But Necessary?
- What Constitutes Gossip?
- Humanae Vitae 18: Concern of the Church
- Easter Morning
- Misericordiae Vultus 16: The Isaian Mission of Jesus
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Daily Archives: 12 January 2008
The essay on receiving Communion while kneeling and on the tongue from Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Karaganda, Kazakhstan is getting tons of traction in the blogosphere. CNS mentioned it earlier this week. I wasn’t sure what to say about it. … Continue reading
Joe Rao from Space.com lists his top 10 armchair astronomer events for the coming year. Feb. 1, Venus-Jupiter conjunction. This will be the first of two meetings this year between the two brightest planets in our sky. This one will … Continue reading
The main danger is the lack of common sense. Just check out the Paleo-Future blog for a few laughs at how previous generations thought we’d be living. Whatever did happen to jet packs, monorails, and houses on the moon? LiveScience … Continue reading
My internet friends know I’m a severe critic of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. This story is catching some traction in the blogosphere, but I hope what caught my eye was just a reporter’s inaccuracy: Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, head … Continue reading
This fourth part of the Reconciliation Rite strikes me as a prayer somewhat more developed than the usual collect, but clearly not as elaborate as either an anaphora, or blessing of baptismal water. Other examples given in the Rite of … Continue reading
Do you know the servant songs of Isaiah? They are all found in the second part of the book: 42:1-7, 49:1-6, 50:4-10, and 52:13-53:12. Without getting into Biblical exegesis and study (you can get that competently elsewhere) the assignment of … Continue reading
Part three of the Reconciliation Rite involves the “PROCLAMATION OF PRAISE FOR GOD’S MERCY” 56. When the individual confessions have been completed, the other priests stand near the one who is presiding over the celebration. The latter invites all present … Continue reading