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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About Jennifer Fitz

Jennifer Fitz is the mother of four fantabulous children, and author of Classroom Management for Catechists. She writes online for Patheos and for the Catholic Conspiracy. When she isn't blogging, teaching, or complaining about something, she likes to play outside.