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: November 2010
By the end of January, I’ll have reached the conclusion of our examination of the Catholic funeral rites. Every time I reach the completion of one of these ritual books, I breathe a sigh of relief. I’m sure ICEL did … Continue reading
Many years ago, my wife picked up the small volume Praying the Psalms by Thomas Merton. In it, he singles out Psalms 120 through 134, used for Israelite pilgrimages to Jerusalem, as worthy of a “special love.” Perhaps these short, … Continue reading
After the committal prayer, the rite moves through intercessions (OCF 220), one of two sets given, or either of the two sets in OCF 407, or some adaptation of these, or some newly composed. The Lord’s Prayer follows (221) and … Continue reading
The pope has authorized “Vatican Foundation: Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI” as a way to promote theological scholarship and cultural initiatives. According to Ratzinger Schulerkreis president Fr. Stephan Otto Horn, the goal is … to promote the study of Joseph … Continue reading
They might have done away with papal tiaras, but that’s one impressive galero: On PrayTell, the story of the priest who left home as a secretary* and returned as a cardinal. Realizing how easy it is for reform2 folks to … Continue reading
The pope’s new book is getting a lot of Catholic press these days: little trickles about condoms, worthiness for the priesthood, and such. One of the almost-daily reviews on Zenit highlights Benedict XVI as “a Pope who walks with us.” … Continue reading