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
- Has John Allen Jumped The Shark?
- Saint Paul and Max: A Good Mix For Penance?
- Misericordiae Vultus 17ab: Lent in a Jubilee of Mercy
- Leisure, A Good Form of Penance?
- PS 5: Purpose of Paschale Solemnitatis
- Bitter But Necessary?
- What Constitutes Gossip?
- Humanae Vitae 18: Concern of the Church
- Easter Morning
- Misericordiae Vultus 16: The Isaian Mission of Jesus
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Category Archives: Parish Life
I have seen some, but few monstrances that did not have the sunburst design. One of the art projects my parish will be tackling sometime in the next year is commissioning an artist to craft a new monstrance. One of … Continue reading
One of our parish’s Liturgy Commission members wrote a series for the summer bulletins on the stories behind various works of art in our parish. It was adapted for our parish website here. We have moved exclusively to commissioning artists … Continue reading
My parish has a long tradition of parishioners composing the intercessions for weekend Masses. I’m responsible for the final edit. I use that if we have a death of a parishioner and get word of it on Saturday. Otherwise I’m … Continue reading
One of my parishioners serves on the Honduras Ministry Committee. Our connection is through our former staff member, John Donaghy. The pitch: We are looking for ways to created greater solidarity with our sister parish in Dulce Nombre de Maria. … Continue reading
RNS has a feature on forming priests-to-be in management skills. Good for Villanova, but this kind of thing should be a prerequisite for ordination. If a priest wants to be a pastor, that is. I noticed the “Rebuilt” priest, Michael … Continue reading
When I was at Creighton University last month, I got involved with music in the on-campus parish, St John’s. There’s a music rehearsal room in the very back, behind the apse. A sign informed me: Music rehearsal room Saturday 4pm … Continue reading