We have a crying room for children who are crying -- it should be used. (and people who come late for mass or sit in the crying room so they can sneak out shouldn't give us harried moms dirty looks because our 1 year old is making noise IN the crying room).
EWTN's website said that it is wholly unnecessary to cross yourself after receiving the Eucharist, because you have received the ultimate blessing, the body and blood of Jesus Christ. It is a hard habit to get out of, but their explanation made a lot of sense to me and I have been trying to refrain. With regards to genuflecting, etc ... the re-iteration from the Bishops was to deeply bow prior to receiving Communion, but people who choose to kneel are fine (as long as it doesn't create a hazard). Personally, I miss the communion rails, but a deep bow is appropriate, I believe.
People have become lazy during Mass. It's as if they go because they have to, and cut corners when they can. If this priest is having problems in his parish, I commend him for addressing them. I wish our parish priest had addressed some of the problems that were, thank the Lord, fixed after the Bishop's meeting (mostly that had to do with EMs).
Just my opinion ....
*ahem* EEMs :-)
He did not tell their mothers to take them to a crying room.
The reason this "priest" has such an unruly parish is that neither he (nor his parishioners) believe in the Real Presence and in what transpires at Mass.
He just happened to write a letter demonstrating his position clearly.
The parishioners act on their unbelief.