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.
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Category Archives: Presbyterorum Ordinis
CS reaches the end of this analysis of Presbyterorum Ordinis with the document’s own conclusion and exhortation to priests worldwide. The entire 22nd section is presented here, with commentary interspersed. PO 22 begins with a frank admission of the problem … Continue reading
That’s what part three (consisting of sections 18-21) is entitled. First, on aids to encourage the spiritual life … priests share the celebration of the Eucharist, Word and Sacrament, with the laity. They should avail themselves of the sacraments of … Continue reading
Presbyterorum Ordinis 17 tackles poverty. In sum, it encourages clergy to practice voluntary poverty. Some highlights: By living in the world, let priests know how not to be of the world, according to the word of our Lord and Master. … Continue reading
(Celibacy is to be embraced and esteemed as a gift). Perfect and perpetual continence for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven, commended by Christ the Lord and through the course of time as well as in our own days … Continue reading
Among the virtues that priests must possess for their sacred ministry none is so important as a frame of mind and soul whereby they are always ready to know and do the will of him who sent them and not … Continue reading
Continuing an examination of Presybterorum Ordinis, the Vatican II document on the Life and Ministry of Priests, section 14 treats the need for balance in a priest’s life. Reiterating previous points made on adhering one’s life to Christ and the … Continue reading
Priests who perform their duties sincerely and indefatigably in the Spirit of Christ arrive at holiness by this very fact. So Presbyterorum Ordinis 13 asserts. First by attending to God’s Word: giving and receiving: Since they are ministers of God’s … Continue reading