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
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Category Archives: Rite of Baptism
I notice that the Diocese of Madison issued a press release last Friday to inform the general public about its practice of baptizing children of same-sex couples. A priest I know (in another diocese), when he was requested to preside at such … Continue reading
I was reading of Pope Francis’ baptism liturgy yesterday. Of the 64 parents, all were married, but only 62 under Church auspices. Cue the wringing of hands. I can see this is a problem for some, as I review a … Continue reading
Baptism is a responsibility for anyone who chooses it. Converts, committed Christians, and even parents and godparents. Pope Francis has some thoughts today that struck me: As he has done on a couple of occasions before, the Pope asked those … Continue reading
From the East balcony, a view over our narthex and the Rite of Baptism as celebrated at a recent Sunday Mass. What’s interesting is that over the past fourteen years, no young person or anybody else for that matter, needs … Continue reading
I noticed that the question came up in Zenit’s weekly liturgy Q&A column. Fr McNamara’s assessment, after quoting the relevant documents: Therefore, there is no universal rule that would forbid the practice of baptism during Lent. However, given that Lent … Continue reading
With this post, we conclude our look at the introduction to the RBC. Some local adaptations are described: 30. If baptism is celebrated during Mass on weekdays, it is arranged in basically the same way as on Sunday, but the … Continue reading