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.
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Category Archives: General Introduction to the Lectionary
We’ve reached the end of our examination of the texts of the General Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass. You can review the whole document online, if you wish. I refer you to the appendices, which include a “Table of … Continue reading
Wrapping up the final three numbered sections of the GILM, the Church treats with a few small details. First, the “heading” to the Scripture passage, something I don’t find terribly helpful: 123. There is a heading prefixed to each text, … Continue reading
I worked with a priest once who insisted on stating the Pauline authorship of Hebrews. Would that either of us looked more carefully at GILM 122: The traditionally accepted titles for books are to be retained with the following exceptions. … Continue reading
How are Scripture passages referenced in the Lectionary? 119. The text reference (that is, to chapter and verses) is always given according to the Neo-Vulgate edition for the psalms.  But a second reference according to the original text (Hebrew, … Continue reading
Five short sections that discuss the various publication aspects of a Lectionary. First, a note on psalms and gospel acclamations: 114. The texts for the chants are always to be adjoined to the readings, but separate books containing the chants … Continue reading
A few practical notes, from a generation when the CDWDS was more pragmatic in its approach to liturgy: 113. The size of the Lectionary will necessitate editions in more than one volume; no particular division of the volumes is prescribed. … Continue reading