Skip to comments.Vatican Urges Priests To Clamp Down On Excessive Emotions During The Sign of Peace
Posted on 08/02/2014 10:31:19 AM PDT by Steelfish
Vatican Urges Priests To Clamp Down On Excessive Emotions During The Sign of Peace
By Josephine Mckenna | August 1 VATICAN CITY In an effort to insure a more sober ritual, the Vatican has urged bishops to clamp down on singing, moving around and other casual expressions of affection when the sign of peace is exchanged during Mass.
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments led by Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, has sent a letter to bishops around the world expressing concern about what it considers to be ritual abuses.
Among them, he said, were turning the sign of peace into a song of peace, the priest leaving the altar during the interlude, or use of the ritual to offer congratulations at weddings or condolences at funerals.
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Now if they would only issue a statement that contrary to the assertions of Nancy Pelosi, abortion is not sacred to the Roman Catholic Church.
What do they want, the Muslim sign of peace....chop off your neighbors hand or ear or even his head?
The article didn’t appear to mention other “abuses” that some have pointed out, such as high-fives, fist-bumps, and other now-common but non-conventional greetings ... Also, with the celebrant & congregants roaming the aisles as it were, it’s felt that the focus is being removed from the consecrated Christ on the altar.
As to the claim that hand-shaking or simply acknowledging your neighbor is going to result in rampant spreading of disease, you’ll probably get as many germs just from handling things around the pews at the service
I agree wholeheartedly. Which is one reason I’d like to have at least the option of a Latin Mass every week.
I agree, but it’s being taken two ways: either rein it in, or go on with what you’re doing, because the Vatican is so indirect and “sensitive” that it now no longer gives clear guidance.
However, that said, I hate the “Grip and Grin,” and I wish they had at least moved it to the Offertory, which was the suggestion they rejected. There’s usually some goofy woman who will come swimming up to you, clutch your hand moistly, and try to stare deep into your eyes...ick.
I’d like to get rid of the whole thing - it is optional, btw - but if they have to have it, it would have been much better if they’d accepted the suggestion of moving it to the Offertory.
Yes, stop this heartfelt nonsense. Keep it phony.
A pity you can't seem to grasp that.
They don’t show any “peace sign” at daily Mass on EWTN.
**Among them, he said, were turning the sign of peace into a song of peace, the priest leaving the altar during the interlude, or use of the ritual to offer congratulations at weddings or condolences at funerals.**
Wish peace to one or two people only. They are stand-ins for someone you really do need to make peace with.
it never hurts to sit by yourself either — especially at daily Mass.
The real meaning for us.
And we must remember that the “Peace be with you.” was spoken to the apostles and disciples who were hidden away after his death.
On Sunday or Holy Days of Obligation it's virtually impossible to not only sit alone (for one thing I have the family with me), but most times there are infants crying or people fidgeting around, causing a distraction. Also, it the times we so sit away from others, most times the late comers ten to sit pretty close for some reason.
I do notice, however, that there is almost always near silence when the Priest is breaking the Bread to prepare for Holy Communion. Interesting. You may have noticed the same.
This is supposed to say:
Also, at the times we do sit away from others, most times the late comers tend to sit pretty close for some reason
Sorry for the typo’s.
I always liked daily Mass - no sermon and very few people around to annoy me. And if you’re lucky enough to be in an old church, you have the beneficial effects of beauty, quiet and lovely meditation.
People do that at movies, as well. Herding instinct, I guess.
We have a short sermon and a new church, but the setting doesn’t really matter, unless the building was falling down like in our previous church.
I remember those days with five children. We sat right in front of the cry room so we could retreat quickly with a child when they were misbehaving.
Well, setting is very important to me. I do seek out very old dark churches with red stained glass windows and the heavy velvet on the drapes of the confessional. I imagine this is very generational. I was in school prior to Vatican 2 in a very urban environment; most of the churches were built by Italian-Americans!