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
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Monthly Archives: July 2011
I’ve been delving back into fiction this summer. I’ve been mostly disappointed by fantasy and sf as of late. I was looking up promising books that veer close–magic realism. Alice Hoffman’s The Story Sisters was recommended. Not a book that … Continue reading
One of my friend-bloggers has upcoming nuptials, and writes of rings. What are y’all hearing about unity sand? I have to confess it seems a little curious. When I first heard about it, I visualized the couple creating a mandala. … Continue reading
Liturgy texts for the Australian solemnity of Mary McKillop are available. I know I don’t have many readers from Oz, but a few notable things: Entrance and Communion antiphons, but nothing for “Offertory”/Preparation of Gifts. Rome affirmed a request by … Continue reading
The comic page has discovered the Catholic exodus to Saturday afternoon. I’m of mixed feelings on this move. I went to Saturday Mass in college, but that was more because my close friend played in the ensemble. I like the … Continue reading
I worked for a parish many, many years ago. It had a solid, well-deserved, and virtuous reputation as a progressive faith community. But my predecessor had a problem. She was a very attractive and persuasive person, and drew a good … Continue reading
What are the responsibilities of the bishops’ conference? 15. It will be the responsibility of the Conference of Bishops to determine which of the prevailing languages are to be introduced into full or partial liturgical use in its territory. Their … Continue reading