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
- The War On The War On Christmas
- Laudato Si 170: Costs Passed to the Poor
- Laudato Si 169: Delays On Climate Change
- On Long-Winded Prayers
- Laudato Si 168: Conventions
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Psalm 27: 1, 4, 7-10, 13-14
- Laudato Si 167: Rio in 1992
- Simple Gifts
- Laudato Si 166: Popular Movements
- Apple or Pumpkin?
- 5,792,692 hits
Monthly Archives: October 2008
Here’s an astro-image for the holiday: the Witch Head Nebula lit up by blue supergiant Rigel. The Star Shadows Remote Observatory has a really nifty version on the Astronomy Picture of the Day site. Just to give some perspective, this … Continue reading
I won’t relay the entire wording of these sections, but just cover a few highlights. The pattern is the same as it was for a non-sacramental visit: reading, response, Lord’s Prayer, concluding prayer, blessing. How to adapt for kids? Shorter … Continue reading
One of the Vatican II reforms was to address sacramental rituals to children. Prior to the council, adult rites were not only the norm, but the only pattern available for the ministers of the Church. The rites for Pastoral Care … Continue reading
Today’s Word snack leaps ahead one counted psalm from yesterday. Some might say it concludes the experience of longing for God: finding the light and following it with faith. Let’s read: Send your light and fidelity, that they may be … Continue reading
CNS reports another assignment for Cardinal George: the committee that oversees follow-up to the synod on the Word just completed plus prepares the next synod. I don’t mention this as an indictment of him because of his softness on sex … Continue reading
The Church considers the visit to the sick, or a significant part of it, to be liturgical. As such, when there is no sacrament to be celebrated, the minister, the sick person, and the family and friends will celebrate according … Continue reading