[quote="Sacredheart1208, post:6, topic:300429"]
we also have parents reprimanding their children during mass and also people playing on their iphones. No respect....its sad
On the former, I see no problem whatsoever. Children, especially young boys such as me and my stepbrother were, are apt to get out of hand and sometimes need reminders lest they unintentionally scandalize the mass.
On the latter, try not to judge. I recently went to a parish where they didn't have missals available, so I pulled out my phone and used Laudate, which, if you are unfamiliar, is a phone app that provides the daily readings (among MANY MANY other things) and was also handy because, as I am ashamed to admit, I still slip up on the new crede translation and prefer to read along. Depending on the time of the mass, I'll occasionally use my phone to pray the LOTH before mass starts as well, or I'll use the "common prayers" feature to choose a more specific prayer for before or after mass. I'd like to say that I'd hate to think that people thought I was just playing on my phone, but the truth is that whatever judgement is inappropriately being harboured in mass frankly does not concern me.
[quote="Catholic1954, post:12, topic:300429"]
It makes one long for the good old, pre-Vatican II days when a cough or sneeze would get you a dirty look from your parents or the nuns for making too much noise.
Really? A largely unavoidable physical reaction to dust in the sinuses such as a sneeze earned people social condemnation and retribution?
No thanks, I'm GLAD that THAT particular aspect about the parishoners is dead and gone. It's one thing to wish that people were more quiet. It's another thing to ostracize fellow parishoners for having a cold and coughing, or doing the unavoidable and sneezing because Sister "Glares-A-Lot" wore noxious perfume to mass.