Well. That escalated … if not quickly, at any rate to a higher altitude than expected. Apparently, at least over here at the Register, the topic of children’s liturgies is even hotter than Game of Thrones (pun obviously intended). I don’t know whether to lament this as an instance of one of those regrettable skirmishes in the endless wars over religious nonessentials, or to take it as a net positive that people are more eager to defend their children’s souls than to defend their entertainment choices. (Why not both?)
A few comments indicated points itching for clarification. First, I confess that I have never attended or taught at a children’s liturgy—I’ve only watched the kids march out. This does indeed preclude my critiquing children’s liturgies per se (although many of my readers, being more experienced, felt no such qualms). But my point was not that children’s liturgies are bad (see disclaimers in the previous post) but rather that there are (at least for my family) better options.