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
Carry Riddel on RP 6: Sacrament of Penance and… Liam on On Long-Winded Prayers Todd on On Long-Winded Prayers Katherine on On Long-Winded Prayers Liam on On Long-Winded Prayers Atheist Max on Churches For Sale–Cheap! H on Churches For Sale–Cheap! Randolph Nichols on Apple or Pumpkin? Hillary on The Coming Mercy Liam on Apple or Pumpkin?
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Category Archives: pre-conciliar documents
The modern music Pope Pius XII speaks of in MD 193 includes material composed for purposes outside of liturgy: the concert stage, opera, musical theater, and such. It might also have included music composed for non-Catholic worship. 193. It cannot … Continue reading
Pope Pius XII cites his predecessor in a long quote to suggest that first, lay people should be more active in worship. And I don’t think they mean active in a passive sort of way: 192. Besides, “so that the … Continue reading
Music adorns churches as well as the visual arts. Not only does Gregorian chant belong to the Church, it also belongs to the faithful: 191. As regards music, let the clear and guiding norms of the Apostolic See be scrupulously … Continue reading
Pope Pius XII considers art, but the citation of a psalm of lament, and the chasing of moneychangers from the Temple is a curious one. Nevertheless, artists bring true zeal often enough: 189. We desire to commend and urge the … Continue reading
The bishops are urged to cultivate piety in devotional prayer and develop it: 185. Take care then, Venerable Brethren, that this true and solid piety increases daily and more under your guidance and bears more abundant fruit. Above all, do … Continue reading
Pope Pius XII lays down some cautions: 181. Any inspiration to follow and practice extraordinary exercises of piety must most certainly come from the Father of Lights, from whom every good and perfect gift descends;[Cf. James 1:17] and, of course, … Continue reading