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Paul Sposite replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"As for holding hands, there is no prescribed posture for the hands during the Our Father and that, so far at least, neither the Holy See nor the U.S. bishops' conference has officially addressed it.  The bow, not genuflect) should happen…"
Jan 5
Sean replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"My answer was on topic, as I was trying to give some background to the question.:  We are given instructions on what we are to do during the Mass, and it is contained in what is known as the GIRM.  The GIRM says nothing about holding hands…"
Sep 15, 2015
Native Son replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"As I've averred numerous times, each parish, each diocese, and each religious order (including priests within the individual orders) can and do differ in the details in how they celebrate the Mass. If anyone doesn't want to hold hands…"
Sep 6, 2015
Clinton R. Ausmus replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"At my parish we are not instructed to do so, but they do.  I prefer not to hold hands of strangers personally. At my wife's parish they don't do it at all.  In fact my wife had never heard anything about holding hands during the…"
Sep 4, 2015
Native Son replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"Regular Joe and Sean, I think you've gone a bit off topic.  OP question was about the parishioners who have their back hair up about holding hands during the Our Father, not the folks praying using the orans posture. Nobody has come…"
Sep 4, 2015
Sean replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"This goes to what the GIRM (General Instruction on the Roman Missal) says.  The Roman Missal is the words that are said at Mass.  The General Instruction is what is to be done during the Mass.  It tells us when to stand, when to…"
Aug 31, 2015
Regular Joe replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"And what's up with people praying in the orans position? "
Aug 31, 2015
Native Son replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"I commented on the folks who still haven't quite accepted changes in ritual that have taken place over the past half-century, or are so reliant upon "authority" that they are uncomfortable with anything that isn't spelled out in…"
Aug 30, 2015
Native Son replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"Oh boy.  Here we go with folks being overly worried about how the ritual of saying one prayer during Mass.  Every parish I've been in for the last 25-30 odd years has held hands during the Our Father.  The last time I actively…"
Aug 29, 2015
Bearwolf added a discussion to the group Catholic Men
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Holding Hands During the Our Father

I have heard some comment about how it's wrong for parishioners to hold hands during the Our Father during Mass. Some do it at my Parrish (well actually most) and I don't see how there could be something wrong with it. Of course one doesn't have to at my Parish and no one takes offense if one doesn't. I'm just interested in why some think it's wrong.I have another question. When going up for communion one is suppose to bow their head (or genuflect) before taking the Host or the Cup. I've seen…See More
Aug 28, 2015
Nicholas Miller replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"I have three children four and under. I never get sit through a full Mass. Children misbehaving is not what I thought the original poster was talking about. I thought it was older people who should know better."
Jan 26, 2015
Vytautas replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"Nothing replaces interpersonal relationships. Solving problems at the most intimate level. Parishioners are not there to act as the monsignor's spies. "
Jan 25, 2015
Nicholas Miller replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"Have you tried to go the Priest? I know that if this was going on at the Church that I attend our Priest would say something during the sermon. If that isn't an option, maybe you could try a more traditional church to go to. I have rarely seen…"
Jan 25, 2015
Sir replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"Long before I was Catholic, I saw that the local Catholic church had a cry room.  I thought it was very sweet that they had a room specially for those who were overcome by the beauty of the service or the sweetness of the Spirit! :o"
Jan 23, 2015
Native Son replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"Speaking of crying babies during Mass...In my youth, I was in a parish that had a combination of a church with excellent acoustics, a great PA system, and a Monsignor who didn't so much say the Mass as he BOOMED IT OUT! He was completely…"
Jan 23, 2015
Shane replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"You're implying there was some sort of order and decency to the teeming masses enswarming him. There was no such thing. He put up with pressing throngs and masses demanding lunch and rotters accosting him and whores being thrown at him, hell…"
Jan 23, 2015

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At 6:28pm on April 20, 2013, Peter S said…

I don't know why but as of right now I see a green dot by your name.

At 12:04am on December 20, 2012, Peter S said…

Hi Bearwolf thanks for the friend request!  We tested the hangouts quite extensively and at one time we had 2 computers each in the hangouts.

At 8:55am on August 28, 2011, Ray Baker said…
Thanks for joining the group, Bearwolf... Please feel free to contribute and visit often!
At 3:03pm on July 15, 2010, Mìchael H. said…
Happy birthday!
At 10:40am on July 15, 2010, Curtis Gregg Jr said…
Happy Birthday, Bearwolf!
At 4:19pm on May 19, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Bearwolf. Welcome to AoM. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you with us.
 
 
 

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