I see some Catholic conservatives are all atwitter about an “embarrassing” list of preferred terms for the papal pilgrimage to Britain this week. To be honest, I don’t get the problem. Non-Catholics do refer to things Catholic in sometimes inaccurate or uninformed ways. Telling media people to refer to the Eucharist as “Holy Communion” instead of “bread and wine” seems reasonable to me. I did get a chuckle with spinning “ticket” into “pilgrim pass.” But I’m inclined to give organizers a pass on something that has turned into a public relations bumble–the pricing and “ticketing” of worshipers.
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
- The Armchair Liturgist: Cuing Passion Responses
- DPPL 259: Modern Aversion to Death
- Contrition and Delay
- DPPL 258: Matters to Avoid Concerning Death
- Heroic Priesthood Redux
- DPPL 257: The Paschal Meaning of Death
- Lenten Reflections: No Secrets, and a Mission
- DPPL 256: The Memorial of the Dead in Popular Piety
- The Conflicts of Columbus
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