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: 9 May 2008
Quite a bit online in Latin at the Vatican web site: the Bible, Canon Law, the Catechism, Vatican II and papal documents. I guess those inclined to do so can practice translating skills and make sure everybody else is toeing … Continue reading
CNS picks up this story as today’s headliner, that Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre (Long Island) has ordered an end to Communion services that replace daily Mass on a parish schedule. Liturgy that brings Communion to the sick … Continue reading
Except for the final verse, an invective against the wicked, the whole of this acrostic (alphabetical) psalm is given in five stanzas. Psalm 112 isn’t chosen often. I don’t ever recall playing for or attending a wedding that included it. … Continue reading
How I inverted the sacraments of initiation. Inadvertently, of course. One commenter relates his similar story. Thank goodness the sacraments are sturdy enough to weather this kind of thing, that they still inspire faith.
The problem with taking things literally is that one can easily back into a difficult corner. Amy relates a Christianity Today editorial that takes a few more swings at the CRS Trinity. The best part of the opinion is that … Continue reading
As First Communion season winds down, here’s a frequent request fielded by pastor and liturgist: A family approaches (sometimes well in advance, sometimes at last minute) and announces an ordained uncle wishes to concelebrate the First Communion Mass and give … Continue reading