Spiritual Warfare and the Roman Rite

The Holy Spirit makes us soldiers of Christ in a world that is hostile to Him. Our struggle is with the world, the flesh and the devil.
— Father John Saward

The traditional Latin Mass includes periods of deep silence providing a space for the union of the hearts and minds of the faithful, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't bring your kids, said an English Catholic priest, scholar, and lecturer.

When the silence is broken by a child speaking or crying out "or dropping a book on the floor," said Father John Saward at St. Ann's Church in Winnipeg Oct. 9, "that's a good problem to have. If we don't have children in the church, where would we be? In the Latin Mass the noise of the children somehow accentuates the silence, and the parents are always more bothered than the priest."

Read full article at the B.C. Catholic newspaper