The Word Among Us

June 2019 Issue

Who Wants a Donut?

A lighthearted yet rich book on Catholic parenting.

By: Anne Cook

Who Wants a Donut?: A lighthearted yet rich book on Catholic parenting. by Anne Cook

The kids were being naughty in church—very naughty. Our three-year-old daughter kept asking irrelevant questions loudly during silences, lying across the pews and resisting correction. Did she actually enjoy using her budding social awareness to embarrass us in public? We had to wonder.

Our energetic son, almost two, couldn’t stand being cooped up in the pew. Mass began with him trying to crumple the pages of every missalette...

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