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
- Laudato Si 80: A Creation Incomplete
- What Pope Francis Intends On Abortion Forgiveness
- On Counter-Witnessing
- When Do People Lose God?
- Laudato Si 79: Evolution, Positive and Otherwise
- Cinquant’anni Dopo 21-22: Rivalries and Critiques
- Laudato Si 78: Disposing of Myths
- Open Thread on Favorable Interpretation
- The Arc From Canon Law To Astrophysics
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Category Archives: Liturgical Music
I found the CMAA forum’s questionnaire equal parts amusing and interesting: Would you regularly like to attend: 1. The TLM (with Gregorian Chant & polyphony, and an occasional hymn) 2. The NO (with Gregorian Chant & polyphony, and an occasional … Continue reading
In the comments today, Ld offered some thoughts on the placement of music ministry. Check the comment and the citations, most of which we’ve discussed on this site over the past nine years. I’d like to respond to some specifics: … Continue reading
A quarter of a century after the 1990 release of the Latin second edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony we have an approved English translation. The US request for optional inclusion of the Litany of Saints after the homily was … Continue reading
Played at my first Mass in Spanish in my new parish. The choir at this liturgy is the largest, but the assembly is the smallest of our five weekend liturgies. One song that stood out for me among everything unfamiliar … Continue reading
One NCReg commenter, Ronald Jones, noted the backlash at this post against Paul Inwood’s composition being selected as the official “hymn” for the Jubilee of Mercy: Your attitude and comments are an unbelievable display of unchristian behavior. They are however, a … Continue reading
What do you make of this song? When I borrowed the SLJ’s massive four-lp set from the Newman Community and got to Jesuit Bob Dufford’s effort here, it sure got my attention. I’ve always thought of it as absolutely crazy song, … Continue reading