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
- Joyful Alleluia
- Reconciliation Lectionary: John 15:9-14
- Dies Domini 31: The Risen Christ Inspires Community
- EG 148: Preaching With Balance and Perspective
- Cosmos Looks At Lead
- Hell and Remarriage: Whose Business?
- Saints To Be Made
- Dies Domini 30: An Indispensable Day
- Prelates Pressured
- EG 147: Meaning Beyond The Details
Reconciliation Lecti… on Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-… Ray MacDonald on Saints To Be Made Devin on Saints To Be Made Jim McCrea on Saints To Be Made Liam on Saints To Be Made Liam on Dies Domini 29: The Day of… John Chrysostom on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Janet on Wedding Lectionary: Sirach 26:… Todd on Socks Off FrMichael on Private Masses–Bleah!
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Author Archives: catholicsensibility
One of the parish’s favorite settings for the Gospel Acclamation is a nearly hidden chestnut in the GIA catalogue by Howard Hughes, SM. We pull it out for Christmas and Easter seasons. The most difficult thing is getting one or … Continue reading
Toward the end of the long section in the Rite of Penance (RP 101-201) there is a reading which shares most of the verses with two suggested for weddings. It is from Jesus’ farewell supper with his disciples. What does a … Continue reading
Let’s begin a new stage in our journey with Pope John Paul II, his third chapter, “Dies Ecclesiae,” the Day of the Church. He describes the “Eucharistic Assembly” as residing in the “Heart of Sunday.” Is this too much of … Continue reading
A brief passage from Pope Francis today. The preacher doesn’t really get to choose a convenient perspective–whatever suits the mood. There is the specific passage. There is also the larger perspective of the entire Bible. There is also a valid … Continue reading
My wife and I caught the 7th episode of the Cosmos reboot tonight: how Clair Patterson, scientist from Iowa, dated the age of the Earth and campaigned against Big Business to eject lead from the modern environment. I thought the … Continue reading
Lots of internet damage control today on a piece of gossip: did Pope Francis tell a woman who “shouldn’t” be receiving the Eucharist that she could? The usual suspects weigh in. Plus lots of Catholic chicken littles thinking the sky is … Continue reading
MoDo, certainly not a saint for internet Catholic true believers, is bound to raise blood pressures and temperatures with her NYT smackdown of one blessed here. And this, particularly, will be hard for many to swallow: The Vatican had a hard … Continue reading
John Paul II suggests protection. Such a defense of Sunday must involve an actively-lived and celebrated tradition. We’re not just defending tradition because of previous generations. They’re now dead–the ones who observed blue laws, and declined to work for their … Continue reading
The Catholic Press, at least its independent wing, continues to pressure bishops. Grant Gallicho continues the Commonweal hounding of American bishops of questionable administrative conduct. My sense if that Jeff Anderson is doing what any tenacious lawyer does to earn … Continue reading
In today’s section of Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis affirms modern Biblical scholarship, but urges a search for what the original author was attempting to communicate. It’s about something more than owrd meaning: 147. First of all, we need to be … Continue reading
Sunday is a “day of faith,” according to John Paul II. Note the distinctive qualities of Sunday Mass above liturgy celebrated on the other six days, he advises. 29. Given these different dimensions which set it apart, Sunday appears as … Continue reading
About two months ago I began keeping an eye on the Championship (a heck of a term for a league that is essentially minor, AAA, and supposedly inclusive of only the 21st through 44th-best football teams in England) and its … Continue reading
Pope Francis, in this and the following two sections of Evangelii Gaudium, addresses the first of five preparation principles, the “Reverence for truth.” 146. The first step, after calling upon the Holy Spirit in prayer, is to give our entire attention … Continue reading
An extension of yesterday’s Gospel would bring us to the Johannine “Pentecost” on Easter evening. Let’s not get into the tussle of which account is more “historical.” (Why couldn’t both be considered true, in the truest sense?) John Paul II cites Sunday … Continue reading