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Kids at Mass

And lead us not into temper tantrums

Parishioners should help parents and their children feel welcome at Mass, argues Heidi Schlumpf in this month's Sounding Board. Tell us whether you think kids at Mass are pests or blessings by taking our survey for the August 2011 issue of U.S. Catholic.

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Help a mother outKids at Mass


It's one thing to shower our mothers with flowers, thanks, and prayers once a year at church, but do they feel welcome all year round?
After years of silently fuming about kids interrupting Mass with their cheerios, crying, and potty breaks, Heidi Schlumpf became a mom. Now, in an appropriately timed Sounding Board, she argues that we all could do more to ensure mothers, fathers, and their children feel welcome at Mass.
In honor of all our mothers, hear her out and then share with us what you think. Read "And lead us not into temper tandrums," and respond to our survey on kids at Mass following the article. Results will appear in the August 2011 issue of U.S. Catholic. Subscribe today!  
Learn your linesThis week on


Church: Learn your lines 

After 40 years of familiarity, new prayers and responses are coming to a parish near you. Jeff Parrott asks if Catholics have read the script. 


Culture: Mother and child reunion 

When mom goes to jail, the children also suffer. Teresa Moore reports on a program that brings families together despite prison walls, with photographs by Kimiko Barbour.

Life: Heart to heart 

There's a reason the Sacred Heart of Mary is pierced with a sword, Ginny Kubitz Moyer writes: Motherhood can be painful. blogs


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A United Nations report issued last week projects a human population of more than 10 billion people by 2100, with no end to the growth in sight.


Margin Notes: The challenge of pacificism

We asked Jim Forest-who left the Navy as a conscientious objector, joined the Catholic Worker movement, and corresponded with Thomas Merton-how Dorothy Day and Merton would have reacted to terrorism and the killing of Osama bin Laden.


The Examined Life: Give me a literary, not literal, translation    

Translation at its best requires a sense of poetry, writes a former Latin teacher. 

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