Because of listening to Catholic Answers, I am aware that this is not actually an approved position for the congregation during Mass. But while attending a Mass at a church where the congregation holds hands during the Lord’s Prayer, I noticed some individuals refuse to do so. I didn’t think that that was really the right thing to do and that there is something important about being obedient to the priest and about being in union with the congregation.
Was it wrong of me to participate in the hand holding when I had this information about it? Is it really that big of a deal? Should those people have held hands and then discussed it with the priest afterward? It just doesn’t seem right to me what they did, am I wrong?