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 170: Costs Passed to the Poor
- Laudato Si 169: Delays On Climate Change
- On Long-Winded Prayers
- Laudato Si 168: Conventions
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Psalm 27: 1, 4, 7-10, 13-14
- Laudato Si 167: Rio in 1992
- Simple Gifts
- Laudato Si 166: Popular Movements
- Apple or Pumpkin?
- Songleader to Choir
- 5,792,092 hits
Category Archives: Chirograph for the Centenary of TLS
Let’s wrap up our examination of John Paul’s chirograph on sacred music. The last entry: 15. I hope that the centenary commemoration of the Motu Proprio Tra le Sollecitudini, through the intercession of their holy Author together with that of St … Continue reading
Pope John Paul II is certainly aware that the primary musical instrument of the liturgy is the human voice. That said, other musical instruments are used to accompany singers or to stand on their own as part of an effort of … Continue reading
Pope John Paul II advises support for the bishops to make good discernments in the efforts of promoting sacred music: 13. Lastly, I would like to recall what St Pius X disposed at the practical level so as to encourage … Continue reading
People still compose music for liturgy. Maybe as much as they did one or two generations ago. Let’s see what John Paul II said about it. 12. With regard to compositions of liturgical music, I make my own the “general … Continue reading
I had to go back to see what Sacrosanctum concilium said about “popular religious song” to get to the bottom of what John Paul II was trying to tell us, referring to this term. I confess I still don’t get … Continue reading
If you are new to the discussion of this document, don’t be shy: chime in. Feel free to comment on previous posts, too. Today let’s have a look at John Paul II’s brief thoughts on contemporary compositions: 10. Since the Church has … Continue reading