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?

Popular posts from this blog

Must we call it the Sacrament of Reconciliation rather than the Sacrament of Confession?

Clearing the confusion over the word "temptation"

Calling the modern lectionary into question

Three Things that are Wrong about Making Everyone Stand after Holy Communion

Sophie Scholl and the White Rose movement - an evening at The Keys