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
Atheist Max on Churches For Sale–Cheap! H on Churches For Sale–Cheap! Randolph Nichols on Apple or Pumpkin? 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
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Daily Archives: 1 May 2008
Psalms 145 is one of three ordinary time common psalms that appear in the wedding Lectionary. Like Psalm 34, it’s an acrostic composition, the first letter of each verse giving the Hebrew alphabet in order. Unlike Psalm 34, it doesn’t … Continue reading
These sections lift from Eucharisticum Mysterium 63ff. The CS post on EM 62-66 is here. EM 63’s wording, “may” is strengthened into a “recommendation.” 86. In churches where the eucharist is regularly reserved, it is recommended that solemn exposition of … Continue reading
(This is Neil.) The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate’s 2000 National Parish Inventory tells us [PDF] that “parishes report an average of 2,260 registered parishioners” and 855 households. (“65% of self-identified Catholics report being registered in a parish,” … Continue reading
Anita is packing the kitchen today and I’m hauling boxes from the basement den to the garage. While my wife was toiling away upstairs, she opened the oven door to see this. Wait till Brittany gets home from school. I’ll … Continue reading
The inimitiable Father Z crows over a South Carolina priest going east. (That’s east as in ad orientam, not east into the Atlantic Ocean.) I think Fr Z and other clergy do the Church great discredit in this emphasis. It … Continue reading
Again, via Zenit, the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales received word from Rome that the 1962 and 1970 Missals are to follow the same liturgical calendar with regard to holy days of obligation, including instances where the observance is … Continue reading
Zenit has an interview with Galveston-Houston’s retired archbishop, Joseph Fiorenza on the new co-cathedral recently dedicated. He was asked about the principles for the design: We instructed the architect that we wanted something that was simple but beautiful: elegant and … Continue reading