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
Episcopal conferences play a role: 388. Those adaptations spoken of below that necessitate a wider degree of coordination are to be decided, in accord with the norm of law, in the Conference of Bishops. A rather nice candy-coating of current … Continue reading
Responsibilities of the bishop: 387. The Diocesan Bishop, who is to be regarded as the High Priest of his flock, from whom the life in Christ of his faithful in some sense derives and upon whom it depends,[Cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium … Continue reading
Chapter IX, the last chapter of the GIRM begins: 386. The renewal of the Roman Missal carried out in our time in accordance with the decrees of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council has taken great care that all the faithful may … Continue reading
There’s a bit more on Masses for the Dead: 382. At Funeral Masses there should usually be a short Homily, but to the exclusion of a funeral eulogy of any kind. Which isn’t to say that remembering the deceased isn’t … Continue reading
Catholics do foster that connection with the dead. It’s a good thing for those on Earth, as it affords a ministry of comfort and reflection. 379. The Church offers the Eucharistic Sacrifice of Christ’s Pasch for the dead so that, … Continue reading
Concerning Mary, Jesus and others: 375. Votive Masses of the mysteries of the Lord or in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary or of the Angels or of any given Saint or of all the Saints may be said in … Continue reading
Let’s consider some issues as Masses for Various Needs and Occasions intersect the current liturgical year. First, a broad definition: 371. Among Masses of this kind are included Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, and Votive Masses. When … Continue reading