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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We conclude our examination of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. In the previous paragraphs, he spoke of the need for unity. Here, he picks up on the mainstream/traditionalist divide: In this regard, it is necessary that … Continue reading
Cardinal Robert Sarah hopes for obedience and unity in his June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. But will people have the courage to follow the Council this far? Such an interpretation, illuminated by the faith, is fundamental however for evangelization. … Continue reading
We continue our examination of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. The liturgy is a fundamentally mystical, contemplative reality, and consequently beyond the reach of our human action; even our “participatio” is a grace from God. Therefore … Continue reading
Cardinal Robert Sarah criticizes certain behaviors of lay ministers in June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. In this regard it is deplorable that the sanctuary in our churches is not a place strictly reserved for divine worship, that people enter … Continue reading
Cardinal Robert Sarah offers a few words for priests in his June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. If the liturgy is Christ’s work, is it necessary for the celebrant to interject his own comments? We should remember that, when the missal … Continue reading
In Cardinal Robert Sarah’s June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. we read of a plea for silence less because of the objective spiritual value of listening for God, but because of respect. It is time to start listening to the … Continue reading
Cardinal Robert Sarah’s June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano had some great thoughts on silence. Let’s read, including words of caution for liturgy on his native continent: “Silence is not a virtue, noise is not a sin, it is true,” … Continue reading