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
- DPPL 236: Defining A Relic
- Mutuae Relationes 45: Cordial Respect
- DPPL 235: The Litany of the Saints
- No Suffocation
- Mutuae Relationes 44: A Local Bishop’s Authority
- DPPL 234: Celebration of the Eucharist
- On My Bookshelf: A Natural History of the Piano
- Mutuae Relationes 43: Too Tolerant?
- DPPL 233: Problems With A Saint’s Day
- Sex, Gender, and Such
- 4,509,437 hits
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