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: January 2011
Blogging from me will probably continue to be light for the next few days. I really appreciate Neil’s return. I hope you will review his “Questions” posts and respond. I also hope we will see more of those. OCF will … Continue reading
I hear that many conservatives are concerned about the rap they get for being angry. I can appreciate the mischaracterization. The coming trend seems to be, if it can be believed, that now all the progressives are defensive, embittered, and–gasp!–angry. … Continue reading
We’ve covered two choices for a deceased Catholic. One option: cremation after the funeral. Second option: one can also cremate, have the ashes buried or entombed, then have a funeral liturgy without body or urn. OCF 426-431 covers the CDWDS indult … Continue reading
Some logical liturgical directives, assuming that cremation takes place soon, the ashes are buried or committed to a columbarium or tomb, then the community celebrates the funeral: 422. When cremation and committal take place before the Funeral Liturgy, the Prayers … Continue reading
First a recommendation: 418. When the choice has been made to cremate a body, it is recommended that the cremation take place after the Funeral Liturgy. In this case, the Vigil for the Deceased and related rites and prayers, as … Continue reading
The Pewsitter headline was amusing, as usual: “Did the Pope consider ending priestly celibacy?” They linked to the America blog here where the headline was: “Benedict Called for Church to ‘Investigate Celibacy’.” This is a serious issue. It doesn’t need … Continue reading