Catholic Parenting Win: Properly Targeted Teenager Whining

That moment when your kid gripes, “Why are we even bothering having choral Benediction if we’re not singing the Rossini O Salutaris?  I mean, do you want people to catch onto the idea of the Real Presence or not??”

I forebore from mounting a defense of Gregorian chant.  Let her wallow in youthful self-righteousness for a while.

Instead, I told her she needs to get together a choral flashmob and rove about town descending on Adoration hours and unleashing the Rossini on the unwitting.

I think she thought I was kidding.

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Lamb of God – Stained Glass, photo by Man vyi (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


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