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
Randolph Nichols on Apple or Pumpkin? Hillary on The Coming Mercy Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Devin Rice on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on Songleader to Choir Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on The Warm-Up Liam on The Warm-Up Liam on Acclamation or Call/Response?
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Monthly Archives: September 2012
By now, many clergy and wedding musicians are familiar with the expanded prescriptions of the Gloria, including its provision in ritual Masses, including weddings, and even on a Lent or Advent weekday. I had a wedding Mass this past weekend … Continue reading
The bishops give two brief sections to direct the planning of a separate Eucharistic Chapel: § 77 § The diocesan bishop may direct the parish to reserve the Blessed Sacrament in a chapel separate from the nave and sanctuary but … Continue reading
I was recently introduced to the writings of artist and evangelist Lilias Trotter. You’ve probably never heard of her. You have to search deep in the engines to find ample material on her life. All of her books seem to … Continue reading
With the recent discussion on liberation, Pope Paul was careful to note that simply advocating for liberation is not enough, even if the impulse is generous and positive in intent: 32. We must not ignore the fact that many, even … Continue reading
It’s interesting that the bishops do not reference the post-conciliar document Eucharisticum Mysterium and its suggestion for a separate chapel where a prayerful place is needed in a busy community. Despite having grown up in parishes with tabernacles on the old high … Continue reading
The 126th comes up in the 30th Ordinary Sunday Lectionary, cycle B, the end of next month. I appreciate the assistance of my friend Lynette who rendered my setting nicely: The Lord Has Done Great Things Note: Gratis permission is … Continue reading
Because human beings exist in both the anthropological and the theological realms–it is how we were created after all, liberation and evangelization are linked. Pope Paul cites the connection as “profound.” Do you find that stated too strongly? It is … Continue reading