Saturday, September 19, 2009

I don't get it.

In one of my music posts from last week, I commented on Immaculate Conception's new Swine Flu measures, which included eliminating the Sign of Peace, discouraging hand-holding during the Lord's Prayer, and stopping the distribution of the Cup at Communion, as well as the appearance of pump bottles containing alcohol-based hand sanitisers.

Here's what I don't understand. If they're taking these preventative measures, why are they still persisting with the (what I believe to be a Southern) custom of greeting and welcoming each other before the Mass? IIRC, that also involves hand-shaking and sometimes hugging if people know each other well across the pews.

One of those mysteries of life, I suppose...

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