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.
Vatican II pages
- Contrition and Delay
- DPPL 258: Matters to Avoid Concerning Death
- Heroic Priesthood Redux
- DPPL 257: The Paschal Meaning of Death
- Lenten Reflections: No Secrets, and a Mission
- DPPL 256: The Memorial of the Dead in Popular Piety
- The Conflicts of Columbus
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Deuteronomy 9:7-19
- DPPL 255: Mass and Office for the Dead
- Lenten Reflection: God’s Voice
Liam on DPPL 258: Matters to Avoid Con… emmasrandomthoughts on Heroic Priesthood Redux Liam on Heroic Priesthood Redux charlesincenca on Heroic Priesthood Redux FrMichael on DPPL 257: The Paschal Meaning… Dick Martin on Can Christians Mourn? Todd on To Praise the Dead or To Pray… Dick Martin on To Praise the Dead or To Pray… Todd on Can Christians Mourn? Dick Martin on Can Christians Mourn?
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Daily Archives: 2 November 2013
I saw at the Café, Adam Bartlett is picking up on a generation-old argument for a permanent hymnal. It’s not a bad argument to make. Economically and green-wise, it’s often a good solution for parishes. My own parish is approaching … Continue reading
In other parishes I’ve served, November 2nd was a big deal. Somewhat in our university parish, but surprisingly, not connected with Mass. Our noon Mass isn’t conducive to a wide participation. I had pushed gently for an evening Mass. That … Continue reading
One of my least edifying experiences in ministry was acting as an advocate for declarations of nullity. In my training, I was urged to accompany the people seeking annulments, looking for opportunities for healing and insight. It was difficult work, reviewing … Continue reading
You can reference Mediator Dei on the Vatican web site. One of the challenges with this document is that is lacks a chapter structure. I’ll give you a reference point as we explore this 1947 encyclical letter “on the sacred … Continue reading
More on goal number three here, but today, we’ll chat briefly about the objective under that intent to infuse society with Christian values and spirit, “To encourage Catholic witness in the arts and in the American intellectual community.” Within the Church, … Continue reading