Well I wish Pope Francis would put out the word that Catholics DO NOT HOLD HANDS during the Our Father. He needs to tell his bishops to start cracking the whip concerning these very protestant practices. The key is to follow the priest. He does not hold hands with the deacon or anyone else during the Our Father and no one else should either! Damn, I get tired of seeing it!
Yep. As a real little kid, my parents taught me to fold my hands in prayer, and when I was in first grade at St. Bernard's School, the nuns told us our hands should be together with our fingers pointed heavenward like little candles.
Now, everytime I pray with my hands pressed together, not only do I get to speak to God, but He blesses me with those relived memories of childhood innocence and the care and love my parents and nuns invested in teaching me :-)
Well I wish Pope Francis would put out the word that Catholics DO NOT HOLD HANDS during the Our Father.
...what irks me more than that is the orans posture many people affect at the response to the Dominus vobiscum...I wish I could just shout do not do that, that is not the purpose of the response, but I would get into trouble...