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Catholic Church in Rome restores handshakes during mass

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lancs1
Thank goodness the Mass of Ages doesn't have that nonsense.
Malki Tzedek
Sadly, though 'well intended' - and that road to hell is well-paved, the sign of peace has become a distraction in most masses taking away our focus upon the Eucharist and drawing it back to one another. It has always seemed to me that any acrimony which may exist between members of the congregation should be dealt with prior to the start of mass or, at the latest, during the penetential rite at …More
Sadly, though 'well intended' - and that road to hell is well-paved, the sign of peace has become a distraction in most masses taking away our focus upon the Eucharist and drawing it back to one another. It has always seemed to me that any acrimony which may exist between members of the congregation should be dealt with prior to the start of mass or, at the latest, during the penetential rite at the beginning of mass. There are times at the 'sign of peace' in some parishes where the serving of donuts and coffee seems in order given the amount of conviviality taking place at the 'sign'.
laurelmarycecilia
this peace gesture is in response to “If you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift” (Matthew 5:23-24).
So, if that's the reason, shouldn't one be going to a person in the congregation against whom he holds a grudge and …More
this peace gesture is in response to “If you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift” (Matthew 5:23-24).

So, if that's the reason, shouldn't one be going to a person in the congregation against whom he holds a grudge and not simply to kiss wives, the children, babies, neighbors ??? (I've noticed there is a hierarchy of 'sign' ...kiss for wife, hugs for some others, a nod of the head for the rest)

If you say "no" because this act is symbolic, then why didn't the innovators of NO just leave the sign of peace with the priest who performed this symbolically for the congregation.... as it had been for hundreds and hundreds of years

Oh wait... I get it : the New World Order !! (the new for is called Novus Order, isn't it? the motto of the Masons) The sign of peace has become a sign of PERSONAL love or affection for someone.

BAH !!!!!!!!!
Wilma Lopez
Why?