Peace and understanding be with you Premium28 August 2014 | by Diana Klein
The way the sign of peace is observed at Mass has provoked an instruction from Rome on proper practice. This reveals a need for a catechesis that explains the deeper meaning of liturgical gestures When I was a child, we wore our “Sunday best” to church. It was a way of acknowledging that we were going to attend a mysterious, majestic ceremony unlike anything else in our daily life. Women and girls covered their heads when they came into the church as a show of reverence (and part of modest attire). But, post-Vatican II (and when hats fell out of style and people began to dress more casually), this practice was dropped. At the time, of course, many other (more significant) changes in understanding and in attitudes were taking place in the Church.For one, there was a
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