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
Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Devin Rice on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on Songleader to Choir Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on The Warm-Up Liam on The Warm-Up Liam on Acclamation or Call/Response? Jim McCrea on Acclamation or Call/Response? Mary on The Coming Mercy
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Category Archives: Mysterium Fidei
Mysterium Fidei concludes: 75. May the most blessed Virgin Mary, from whom Christ the Lord took the flesh that “is contained, offered, received” (C.I.C., canon 801.) in this Sacrament under the appearances of bread and wine, and may all the … Continue reading
Pope Paul begins to tie together the last thoughts in his encyclical, beginning with a plea for unity, both within the Church, and among separated sisters and brothers: 70. Because, Venerable Brothers, the Sacrament of the Eucharist is a sign … Continue reading
Daily Mass and Holy Communion Daily Mass and daily Communion are a “gift,” as is prayer in churches before the Blessed Sacrament. 66. It is desirable to have the faithful in large numbers take an active part in the sacrifice … Continue reading
EXHORTATION TO FOSTERING EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION 64. And so We beseech you, Venerable Brothers, to take this faith, which means nothing less than maintaining complete fidelity to the words of Christ and the Apostles, and preserve it in its purity and … Continue reading
The next eight sections address Eucharistic worship outside of Mass. We move from cautions against irreverence and possible sacrilege to actual devotion as arose in the Middle Ages: ON THE WORSHIP OF LATRIA 56. The Catholic Church has always displayed … Continue reading
These four sections wrap up Pope Paul’s look at transubstantiation, calling upon the witness after the great period of the mystagogues, and noting the persistent repetition of belief in the councils of the West: 52. But this is no time … Continue reading
Let’s delve a little deeper into transubstantiation, courtesy of the theological giants of the early Church: 47. This is why the Fathers felt they had a solemn duty to warn the faithful that, in reflecting upon this most sacred Sacrament, … Continue reading