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: Pastoral Care of the Sick
I follow Fr Edward McNamara’s weekly liturgy Q&A feature on Zenit. Even if I disagree with his response (which I do this week) I have to admit the guy is willing to engage some of those who write to him. … Continue reading
A retired priest was in line for Anointing of the Sick. He presented his hands palms down for anointing. The parishioners behind him noticed, and figured the clergy must know best, so the whole line presented themselves for anointing backhanded. … Continue reading
It is a feature of post-conciliar catechesis to subdivide the seven sacraments into three neat categories: initiation, healing, and vocation. If one looks at the surface, it makes sense to group Baptism-Confirmation-Eucharist as the liminal event that completes one’s initiation … Continue reading
The PCS has one appendix. It deals with the Rite of Reconciliation of Individual Penitents. 299. This form for celebrating the sacrament of penance is for use when it is necessary in the following cases: during communion of the sick; … Continue reading
The Pastoral Care rites offer lots of readings. Section 297 offers suggestions for visiting the sick, praying for the sick, and anointing. The nine Old Testament offerings are a pretty weak variety. Four from Job, three from Isaiah, plus Elijah … Continue reading
These five sections finish up emergency initiation. They follow closely the viaticum rites discussed earlier at 192-196. PCS 292 introduces and prayer the Lord’s Prayer. 293-294 give the Communion rite. The blessing is given in 295, with options. If any … Continue reading
When we get to the examinatino of RCIA, we’ll look at the full adult initiation rites thoroughly. The emergency rites in the PCS date between the provisional first edition of RCIA (the brown book, 1972) and the current rite (1988)–remember the … Continue reading