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
- Reconciliation Lectionary: John 15:9-14
- Dies Domini 31: The Risen Christ Inspires Community
- EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective
- Cosmos Looks At Lead
- Hell and Remarriage: Whose Business?
- Saints To Be Made
- Dies Domini 30: An Indispensable Day
- Prelates Pressured
- EG 147: Meaning Beyond The Details
- Dies Domini 29: The Day of Faith
Reconciliation Lecti… on Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-… Ray MacDonald on Saints To Be Made Devin on Saints To Be Made Jim McCrea on Saints To Be Made Liam on Saints To Be Made Liam on Dies Domini 29: The Day of… John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Monthly Archives: June 2008
Fr Martin Fox and others mentioned ideas and resources on the Paul’s Year thread below. Any other ideas for you armchair liturgists in the reading audience? Myself, I’ve been pondering something like a “lessons and carols” format (similar to the Office … Continue reading
Let’s get it out in the open: this is one great reading. It’s appropriate to observe Year of Paul, day two with a look at one of the three wedding Lectionary suggestions from the letter to the Romans. This reading … Continue reading
Why are the readings at Catholic liturgy set up as they are? What relationship does that have to the homily?  The homily is not so much on the Scriptures as from and through them. In the Roman Catholic tradition, … Continue reading
After Giovanni Cassini first espied Tethys and Dione in 1684, satellite discoveries dried up for more than a century. Astronomers didn’t think to look for new planets either. Lack of imagination? Perhaps so, because many famous astronomers viewed them. They … Continue reading
How does the believer respond to good preaching? The faith of a believer should lead to a response of some kind. The bishops give two examples, then offer a third that is always appropriate.  When one hears and accepts … Continue reading
Some dioceses and parishes are making something of this special 367-day observance, which begins tonight in Catholic parishes celebrating the vigil of the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The occasion is the 2,000th year since the apostle’s presumptive birth. … Continue reading
“Faith as Interpretation” headlines the next few sections. The bishops have a curious (to me) and broad take on “faith,” but stay with them for the point being made:  To say that preaching, the homily included, is directed to … Continue reading
CNS summarizes a L’Osservatore Romano piece critical of those who in turn have criticized the pope’s choices in personal and liturgical wear. The priest does not choose such ornaments because of an aesthetic vice — he does it to put … Continue reading
After a bit of a break, let’s continue with our close examination of the USCCB document, Fulfilled in Your Hearing, in which the American bishops address the homily at Sunday Mass. Having covered the listeners and the preacher, the bishops … Continue reading
The Communion line, that is. First we have Rome focusing on how the Communicant receives and the personal preference of one Eucharistic Minister. Whatever happened to the focus on Christ, not people? Now it seems the wrong person got in … Continue reading
Cassini imaged Tethys above the moon’s south pole last month. Crater Melanthius, the largest seen here, has the elongated peak in the middle. Why would that be? I can’t explain why these icy little worlds fascinate me. Maybe it was … Continue reading
A little more of interest in the liturgy news. From CNS: (T)he pope would begin wearing a shorter pallium — a circular woolen band worn over the shoulders with a shorter strip hanging down the front and back — similar … Continue reading
Michael at Slacker Astronomy (love the title) hosts the diamond (that’s elemental carbon) edition–the 60th–of the Carnival of Space. The above image is the horsehead nebula, via the NASA image of the day site. Michael has another image at the … Continue reading
This should be an interesting tussle as aerospace engineers have come up with a faster and cheaper alternative to NASA’s new Ares rockets. The agency is playing up the strong, silent angle. But it points out the huge disadvantage in … Continue reading