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: GIRM
With this post, we come to the end of another church document. Here are the last two sections, reminding us of the importance of proceeding cautiously with liturgical innovation: 398. The norm established by the Second Vatican Council, namely that in … Continue reading
As we get very close to the end of the GIRM, a reminder about the importance of the Universal Church as each local community celebrsates the liturgy, and of course, that we owe our heritage to Rome: 397. The principle … Continue reading
In the instance where a conference of bishops deems it needful to permit deeper adaptations of the Mass, the matter is referred to the CDWDS, and a careful set of procedures engaged: 395. Finally, if the participation of the faithful … Continue reading
A diocesan calendar and propers: information that’s hard to come by: 394. Each diocese should have its own Calendar and Proper of Masses. For its part, the Conference of Bishops should draw up a proper Calendar for the nation or, … Continue reading
Two topics of interest, published Mass settings and musical instruments: 393. Bearing in mind the important place that singing has in a celebration as a necessary or integral part of the Liturgy,[Cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium 112] all musical settings for the … Continue reading
A bit more on translations, and perhaps a more generous role for conferences of bishops than currently exists: 392. It shall also be for Conferences of Bishops to prepare with care a translation of the other texts, so that, even … Continue reading