...holding hands during the Our Father. Is this okay?

"Q: I continue to see people holding hands during the Our Father. Is this okay? I’ve heard various arguments, but none of them seem to get beyond rules or preferences."

Editors' answer in the Questions of Faith section atAdoremus Bulletin includes references to the Roman Missal and the 1975 answer of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments to an inquiry.

Locally then-Archbishop Weakland’s confidential letter to priests of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (January 7, 2000) included discussion of this issue in the section on Liturgical practices.


Anonymous said...

Handholding during the Our Father will probably have no place in the post Covid19 world.

Terrence Berres said...

And perhaps even for shaking hands at the Sign of Peace, as well.

Some might wonder if the end of that practice would mean Evelyn Waugh can stop spinning in his grave.

Anonymous said...

Matthew 23,23

Dad29 said...

So the Kung Flu DOES have at least one benefit!!