A correspondence in The Daily Telegraph has focussed on infants and their place in church, particularly when they are crying.
A correspondent wrote in to relate a story concerning Bishop Kieran Conry of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton who, upon delivering a sermon noticed a young mother struggling out of her pew clutching a loudly screaming infant.
In true pastoral fashion the Bishop stopped his homily to say: "Please do not worry, your baby is not bothering us".
The mother responded: "Maybe not Bishop but you are clearly bothering him".
What Bishop Conry is also unaware of is the fact that his homilies have this effect on most traditional Catholics in his Diocese.
As put downers go this must rank pretty high.
The remaining infants in the church, presumably held back from walking out, perhaps should receive some sort of Vatican medal as a reward for their fortitude.