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
- DPPL 236: Defining A Relic
- Mutuae Relationes 45: Cordial Respect
- DPPL 235: The Litany of the Saints
- No Suffocation
- Mutuae Relationes 44: A Local Bishop’s Authority
- DPPL 234: Celebration of the Eucharist
- On My Bookshelf: A Natural History of the Piano
- Mutuae Relationes 43: Too Tolerant?
- DPPL 233: Problems With A Saint’s Day
- Sex, Gender, and Such
- 4,509,619 hits
Category Archives: Liturgy
Not many parishes adopt the Christmas Vigil readings these days. Perhaps that long genealogy is considered child-unfriendly material. The annunciation to Joseph, wonderful as that optional shorter portion may be, seems out of place. Get on with the baby Jesus … Continue reading
As a matter of pragmatism, most vestment catalogues offer a set, sometimes discounted, of the chief four liturgical colors: green, white, violet, and red. This weekend is one of two rose Sundays in the calendar. I confess my parish has … Continue reading
The CCCB released a document, “The Missionary Dynamic of the Parish Today.” I’ve only had a chance to scan it briefly. One section treats liturgy, and in the interest of maintaining my cred as a liturgy blogger, here it is: … Continue reading
The worship office forwarded the FDLC materials for Advent the other day. They provide a “canned” liturgy for form II of Penance, the communal celebration with individual confession and absolution. I don’t intend to be derogatory in saying “canned.” I find … Continue reading
In the era of Pope Francis, this bit from today’s first reading hits hard: The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal, but the sleek … Continue reading
One of the struggles of most parishes–mine certainly included–is how to “do” hospitality. Years before I arrived, “ushers” and “greeters” were “replaced” with HM’s, hospitality ministers. The implication is that they do more than greet and ush. In principle, they … Continue reading