This is probably too trivial for most people, but I’m after some information regarding the solita oscula, or ceremonial kissing of e.g. the biretta and cruets, at an EF Low Mass.
At the EF Mass I attend, which is almost always a Low Mass, the altar servers are lay men (I’ll get to the reason for specifying this in a minute). Until recently, the solita oscula haven’t been used at these Masses. But the servers have started putting them in recently. The priests we’ve been having are of the Institute of Christ the King, they are French or German, and apparently the servers have been told that this is the way things are done in mainland Europe.
You wouldn’t believe the argument this has caused, with one person in particular. The argument is basically: The use of solita oscula is restricted to sung Masses and even then is restricted to the Sacred Ministers. They should be left out at Low Mass, especially if the Mass is served by a lay man instead of a cleric.
I know this probably sounds too trivial for words, but one person in particular has a major issue with this, to the extent of arguing with several people about it. Do does anybody have any information that may be relevant? Thanks!