Tag Archives: children at Mass

ASK FATHER: Do I fulfill Mass obligation if I take screaming child out for a long time?

From a reader… Father, my youngest son, who is less than a year old, is frequently unruly at Mass and throws very loud and lengthy tantrums, often over small things. I (or my wife) sometimes have to stay outside for very long periods … Continue reading

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More whiny hand-wringing from Fr. Finigan

My friend Fr. Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, has an amusing post in which he wrings his hands over the incorrigible children of his parish. The nerve! HERE.

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QUAERITUR: Child on the loose during Mass!

From a readerette: I am absolutely mortified right now! My fussy two year old wiggled out of my arms during daily low Mass today (READ: Lots of grey hair) and ran up into the sanctuary to the Altar during the … Continue reading

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The more things change…

When I visited the offices of The Catholic Herald yesterday, I had a chance to see bound and archived editions of the paper from yesteryear.  I took a look at the paper that went to press closest to the date … Continue reading

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