I attend daily Mass at a parish that is attended by almost all native Spanish speaking women. During the Our Father, they all hold hands, and they try to hold mine as well. I tried to explain to them that it’s not proper, but they don’t speak English well enough. I don’t want to come across like I’m a racist or something, nor do I want to sit in the back of the Church to avoid this. Rather, I’d like to print out a Church document or similar on why it’s improper to hold hands during the Our Father, and give it to the person I’m sitting next to.
Can anybody help me? If you don’t know a link, can someone maybe translate one for me? I’d like something that is compassionate (i.e. something that’s not complaining about the sad state of the Church), but firm and authoritative.