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: September 2011
The introduction of the GDC covers numbered sections 14 through 33. Titled, “Preaching the Gospel in the contemporary world,” the Congregation for the Clergy offers an apt parable to lead off the meat of the discussion on catechesis: “Behold! A … Continue reading
Here is the five-year submission deadline for sung texts: 108. Sung texts and liturgical hymns have a particular importance and efficacy. Especially on Sunday, the “Day of the Lord”, the singing of the faithful gathered for the celebration of Holy … Continue reading
Image credit: St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church, Troy, Michigan. Hardcore Catholics know today’s feast day. No need for me to recount that here. I’m sure the Catholic blogosphere is chock-full of great reflections on it. Here in the northeast quarter … Continue reading
Not everything we will examine in the GDC applies always and everywhere: 10. It is evident that not all parts of the Directory have the same importance. Those dealing with Divine Revelation, the nature of catechesis, the criteria governing the … Continue reading
On composing new liturgical texts in the vernacular: 106. Regarding the composition of new liturgical texts prepared in vernacular languages, which may perhaps be added to those translated from the Latin editiones typicae, the norms currently in force are to … Continue reading
I really liked Valerie Schultz’s post yesterday at America’s In All Things blog. So although I am not technically in recovery, I find that going to meetings twice a week seeps into my brain. I see how following the Steps … Continue reading
Rumored since February, Pope Benedict has authorized an administrative switch in the curia. Effective Saturday, two key responsibilities are shifted from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments (CDWDS) to the Roman Rota. Without having to deal with judgments … Continue reading