The bishop said there’s no rule requiring it, you’re free to do as you wish.
The blogger, sympathetic with people in dioceses where this has not been explained, has a solution. Get one of these from your local church goods store:
The “Our Father Holding Hand” is a one-size fits all that you can easily slip on your real hand and then slip off discreetly so the progressive congregant to your left or right has a hand to hold. Meanwhile, your real hands are now reverently folded so that you can pray the Lord’s Prayer without getting stuck in that giant 60’s style peace chain.
Who says the church is in trouble, when there are inventive people like this around?
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