Dear Father | Authentic Catholic ritual must also be consistent


I've heard that it's not appropriate that the parishioners hold hands during the saying of the "Our Father." If this is the case, then how does one present this to the pastor of the church where it's taking place? 

Msgr. Matthew Mitas' answer: 

As a priest, I often see a loving couple holding hands at Mass, not only during the Lord's Prayer, but pretty much through the whole thing. There's certainly nothing objectionable in that, but I don't think that's what you're talking about.

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