My husband and I belong to a Byzantine Rite Catholic parish, where I often serve as cantor. Right after the Liturgy one recent Sunday morning, I let my pleading three-year-old sing "Alleluia" into the cantor's microphone. I smiled as he sang on key. He told me he was singing to Jesus. I felt so proud of him.
But then, a fellow parishioner came by and told me to have him stop. My pride quickly turned to shame. I whisked my son away and left church...
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