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: post-conciliar liturgy documents
What is our interaction with the dead? Do we give up on them, forget about them, entrust them to God’s judgment? Pray for them daily, keep their pictures, and devote shrines to the special ones? Simple human compassion would indicate … Continue reading
Christian death begins at baptism. Is baptism just a symbol? Is faith damaged by emphasizing the cleansing of baptism over and above the submersion, the tomb, the death? 250. According to the faith of the Church, “to die in Christ” … Continue reading
249. Belief in the resurrection of the dead is an essential part of Christian revelation. It implies a particular understanding of the ineluctable mystery of death. Understanding? I would think we are talking less an intellectual grounding in the afterlife … Continue reading
Chapter Seven will take us from today’s section through number 260. In these next several posts, we’ll look at the intersection between liturgy, popular piety, and “Suffrage for the Dead.” 248. “It is in regard to death that (the human) … Continue reading
From a purely human viewpoint, we walk together as social beings. While we walk, certain human conditions exist. While we might aspire to wholly spiritual higher realms, God has made us social beings, and so communicates to us through these … Continue reading
Processions are also liturgical, in that they involve expressions of public ritual and involve elements of the Church as an ordered and hierarchical society. Let’s read: From a liturgical point of view, processions, even those of a popular tenor, should … Continue reading
247. To preserve the character of processions as manifestations of faith, it is necessary for the faithful to be carefully instructed on their theological, liturgical and anthropological aspects. Theology, liturgy, and anthropology: these are important considerations to cover in this … Continue reading