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?
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Daily Archives: 8 December 2009
The Blizzard of ’09 has hit. There’s a foot of frozen, fluffy stuff in Ames already. Schools and interstates are already closed. The young miss and I just finished a game of Scrabble over popcorn and hot chocolate while my … Continue reading
Friend and frequent commentator Jimmy Mac sent along the music line-up from his parish this past Sunday: RCIA Acclamation: “We Stand With You,” David Haas Psalm 126, Marty Haugen setting Gospel Procession: “Alleluia,” Andrew Wright Prayers of the Faithful response: … Continue reading
Paulist Father Edward Beck thinks the inclusion of Tupac Shakur’s “Changes” is not only good for the Vatican’s MySpace page, but right for the season: I can’t help but think that Shakur’s song makes a fine Advent anthem. This holiday … Continue reading
Under Pope Benedict, Rome has sure changed its tune about bishops. Remember when Cardinal Law had to insist on resigning? Twice? Irish Central was picked up by Pewsitter with its suggestion that several Irish bishops could be ousted by the … Continue reading
Mystagogy is the fourth period of the catechumenate. At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much to it: eight sections of instruction and no rubrics or special rituals given. Parishes struggle with its implementation. To their loss when they … Continue reading
We’re talkin’ pink. Would you use it? Would you get it if you didn’t have it? Does the tradition of Gaudete Sunday make sense if we keep Advent as a season of “joyful expectation?” Don’t delay with your pontificating: it’s … Continue reading