And the debate seemed settled on the fact that it was a good and desirable thing to do (retch, retch, vomit).
I even believe that a nun may have started this particular hare running on her blog...what am I saying?.....of course it must have been a nun it's got twin set and pearls written all over it. Ugh.
I cannot even begin to imagine what is in the minds of such people (if anything at all).
I suppose this sort of thing takes place at 'Masses' where the celebrant begins by turning to the
As if the kiss of peace is not bad enough, we now have the prospect of hand holding going on around the pews. Soon it will be a bit of the "left leg out shake it all about" hokey cokey nonsense. Where are my statins?
|Freemasons do it.....Episcopalians do it.....even Boy Scouts do it.....but not real Catholics!|
What is the point of holding hands? Has anyone stopped to consider the ramifications of being a middle aged unaccompanied man who suddenly realises that an 8 year old child is standing next to him at the Lords' Prayer? Has the paedophilia issue gone so rapidly from our minds? Or, worse, having a 17 year old Lolita look-alike alongside?
Does holding hands make us love one another more? Does it bring us closer together?
When Our Lord said to His Apostles "Let me show you how to pray" did He ask them to form a circle and link arms?
A few years ago when there was something called the charismatic movement slinking around the faith, I witnessed a few nutters standing up at Mass with arms outstretched as if they were waiting for a tennis ball to come flying down the church towards them. Again, it was so very self-centred, 'look at me aren't I holy' Catholicism. I trust that stupidity has vanished now.
But, of course, while the kiss of peace handshaking business is still in place what can one expect? The real kiss of peace is received at Holy Communion - and you can't improve on that.