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.
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Monthly Archives: February 2010
Zenit offers concerns about sex education in the UK, but I wonder what the fuss is about. But pro-life organizations and many orthodox-thinking Catholics say the (legislation) is deceptive and misleading, as it will still require all schools, including Catholic schools, … Continue reading
I suppose I could have added this to yesterday’s post, but here’s the one-section summary on mystagogy: 330. A period of post-baptismal catechesis or mystagogy should be provided to assist the young neophytes and their companions who have completed their … Continue reading
First torture, now Tom Golisano. The Catholic Right chews itself up over the suspicion of cooperating with evil. Seriously, this is a prime example why the methods of disinvite, pink slipping, boycotts, tea parties, et cetera will be the potential … Continue reading
Except for a pastoral concern for children already baptized who have associated with the youth catechumens/elect, the rubrics and rituals for the sacraments are virtually identical in text to that of adults (RCIA 226-243): the baptism (RCIA 317) in the … Continue reading
William Newton’s Zenit piece today takes as a starting point Pope Benedict’s address earlier this month, but doesn’t really go anywhere with it. For starters, the use of “relativism” in the headline is another example of the erosion of meaning … Continue reading
Since we’ve already covered the adult initiation rite (Easter Vigil) in detail, with this post, I thought I’d zero in on a few rubrics, rituals, and texts of note in the rite for initiating children of catechetical age. The rubric … Continue reading