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
- Dives in Misericordiae VII: An Incarnate Mercy
- Indifference and Desire
- Laudato Si 44: Cities Criticized
- Dives in Misericordiae 12d: Moral Permissiveness
- Hope and the Examen
- Laudato Si 43: Decline in the Quality of Human Life and the Breakdown of Society
- Good-byes and Busy
- Dives in Misericordiae 12c: When Justice Is Distorted
- Jesuit Philately
- Laudato Si 42: The Need for Ecological Research
Liam on Good-byes and Busy Jim McCrea on Good-byes and Busy leefstrong on Let Our Passing Be … Atheist Max on Let Our Passing Be … Atheist Max on Let Our Passing Be … Atheist Max on Let Our Passing Be … Todd on Let Our Passing Be … Liam on Let Our Passing Be … Todd on On Trans Todd on What is an Epiclesis?
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Category Archives: Music
I’ve been studying up on the geology of my new state. Some basic Wikipedia stuff, but also this summary of the last thirty-seven million years of the Pacific Northwest. This is far headier and (potentially) more dangerous stuff than the … Continue reading
Jimmy Mac sent me this link to a brief opinion piece at The Tablet. For me, the text and commentariat both illustrate perfectly how the hermeneutic of subtraction has infiltrated both the realms of religion and music. Many remarks give … Continue reading
Don’t know how many readers I have in the vicinity, but next Thursday some friends and I will be doing a concert. Tentative line-up: Day Is Done (AR HYD Y NOS, James Quinn, SJ) Meditation on Thais (Jules Massenet) Be … Continue reading
Some American music for the holiday: Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral by the San Francisco Symphony.
Paul Simon has been one of my favorite artists for decades. He fascinates as it strikes me he produces more fabulous music the more he collaborates with others. His duets with Art Garfunkel certainly have resonance with the 60’s/70’s listeners. … Continue reading
For your listening enjoyment: Virgil Thomson’s Symphony on a Hymn Tune. The main theme is the music most of us match to “How Firm A Foundation.” But there are other hymns mixed in, this I know. There’s an interesting description … Continue reading