Tag Archives: etiquette

Put away your phone. Join life.

Is it really that important? It’s the premise of a recent blog post questioning our obsessive compulsion to check our cell phones –literally 150 times a day! We are engaged in life on the surface, yet — at dinner parties, on outings with friends, in private moments with our loved ones, or even in the midst of a crowd– […]

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Beyond “silent” mode: Etiquette for using your cell phone in church

Let’s be blunt. Most fellow pew-sitters will downright question your sense of decency if you pull out your smart phone during Mass and gaze at the screen. Etiquette is clear: use of a mobile device in a house of worship is not acceptable–taboo in most circles. Ask Emily Post. That being said, my husband and […]

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We KNEW this was coming–using phone in church looks scandalous

My husband and I received a gentle but firm reprimand from a dear fellow parishioner. It came in the form of a note in the mail. We KNEW this probably was on people’s minds. We are glad this person was bold enough to offer charitable advice. How would you respond? Should you use your Missal […]

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Church of the Future?

Someone sent this to me. Couldn’t resist posting it. And if you think this is not on the horizon…check out this link! CHURCH SERVICE OF THE FUTURE? PASTOR: “Praise the Lord!” CONGREGATION: “Hallelujah!” PASTOR: “Will everyone please turn on their tablet, PC, iPad, smart phone, and Kindle Bibles to 1 Cor 13:13. And please switch […]

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