Talking in Church

Yesterday evening, a priest friend who had invited me over for a very pleasant dinner, told me the story of a Privy Council meeting at which one of the ministers present had forgotten to turn off their mobile phone. Apparently, the Queen asked "Is it someone important?" I can believe this - apparently she does have this piercingly snippy sense of humour.

At Mass this morning, I told the story and then said that perhaps Our Lord might ask us the same thing when we decide to hold a conversation in the Church instead of praying. (Not sure how well this went down.)

How to get the Church back to being a place of prayer, particularly when Mass has just finished: any ideas?

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