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What? This isn’t considered prayer?

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One day I was in the small, side Eucharistic chapel at my church for Adoration.  It was about half full of mostly parents I know from my children’s school.  There were, however, a few, elderly, very traditional-looking women in there, too. While everyone is quietly praying, my son got loose and  Read the rest of this entry

How low can I shrink down in my seat?

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Up front in choir performances at church, my sons have done it all as 5-6 year olds: yawning, wiggling, picking their nose, not participating, mouthing the words in an exaggerated manner.  One particularly wiggly demonstration led me to feel Read the rest of this entry

You may want to let this room air out a bit.

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I went to church for daily Mass when my baby was only a few days old. To be sure not to disturb anyone, we sat alone in the cry room. All was going well until I went up for Communion. Suddenly my son began to poop … all over. I could tell it was a lot by the vibration on my arm as the impact hit the diaper. I kept walking up the main aisle nonetheless … until I felt it dripping on my arm … and then onto my leg. Read the rest of this entry

Note to parents: inspect dress clothes before wearing publicly

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It wasn’t until after we got to church one Sunday when a family member pointed out the many small, white, mouth marks in various places on my suit jacket. It had been in the closet for a while. Clearly I hadn’t washed it since I had been attacked by a child eating something white and powdery! Steve, father of 8