Regarding your recent FReepmail, it's now clear why you said you don't miss biblewonk.
Oddly enough, although you've been on FR since 2002, neither one of us had ever heard of you before today. Did you ever post to him? If not, that's a shame, because it's likely rare you'll get to meet someone who knows the Scriptures as well as biblewonk does.
*- Not paying attention or participating at Mass*
This should include *allowing your children to interfere with the attention or participation of others at Mass.* There are a certain group of small fry in my former parish whose behaviour verges on the terroristic; the priest uses a microphone and one child attempts to scream louder than he can talk — another throws toys and food (bribes from his Murmuring Parents to try to quiet him) — others scream and struggle to get down and run around ... I once had to get up and move to another seat because of a two year old who kept trying to climb over the pew in front of me ... and then there was the Christmas Eve when one little darling kept relentlessly slamming the gate to the pew, over and over and over and over and over ... while her parents pretended not to know who she was.
If more parents would examine their consciences as to whether or not their offspring were spoiling the worship of others in the congregation, perhaps this kind of behaviour would stop.