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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Daily Archives: 12 March 2012
The final subsection of Chapter VI: 348. Besides the sacred vessels and the sacred vestments, for which some particular material is prescribed, other furnishings that either are intended for direct liturgical use [Book of Blessings part III] or are in … Continue reading
Charles and I agree that Bob Hurd deserves an automatic bid place in the Dance. He’s been writing great liturgical music for forty years. For the lack of a better suggestion, I thought his bilingual Communion song, “Pan de Vida” … Continue reading
From the skies of Earth, Jupiter and Venus will have their closest association tomorrow, appearing just a few degrees apart. Actual separation is more than 400 million miles. But it made me think about even closer encounters in the sky. … Continue reading
Today’s match-up finds our first chant entry, an antiphon usually yoked to Psalm 51. In the other corner is an NPM number 24 from Gregory Norbet very early in his Weston Priory days (1973). Also interesting is the confluence of … Continue reading
Here’s one instance where a traditional Catholic suggestion comes off with a clunk: On the final day of their three-day spring general meeting, the bishops reiterated a call from Pope Benedict and encouraged the faithful to pray intensely to “make … Continue reading
Today’s title encompasses two sections, referenced by this footnote: Cf. General Catechetical Directory 78-79; Catechesi Tradendae 37. Let’s start with four important factors for the catechesis of children: 178. The catechesis of children is necessarily linked with their life situation … Continue reading