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
Hillary on The Coming Mercy 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?
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Category Archives: Mediator Dei
Let’s wrap up the epilogue, and with it, this notable document in the history of liturgy. First an urging to obedience: 208. Let Us remind all that they must generously and faithfully obey their holy pastors who possess the right … Continue reading
Pope Pius XII offers six sections as an epilogue. We’ll take it in two posts tomorrow, and this, today. A final word to bishops, who, if you remember, are those to whom this letter is addressed: 205. These, Venerable Brethren, … Continue reading
Be watchful, the bishops of the Catholic world are advised, against certain trends: 203. But in all these matters, it is essential that you watch vigilantly lest the enemy come into the field of the Lord and sow cockle among … Continue reading
The bishops are urged to enthusiasm for the task presented to them, to draw the laity into the celebration of the Mass in ever greater numbers. I presume also, with great fruitfulness. Let’s read: 201. Above all, try with your … Continue reading
Bishops and pastors are advised to be “selective” in the matter of altar boys. But it is not intended as an office for the elite: 200. To attain this purpose, it will greatly help to select carefully good and upright … Continue reading
Living the liturgical life: let’s join Pope Pius XII in examining this, and what it means for us today. 197. But there is something else of even greater importance, Venerable Brethren, which We commend to your apostolic zeal, in a … Continue reading