Published on 3 Aug 2014
The Sign of Peace using "familiar and profane gestures of greeting." and "abuses" should be avoided: such as...
-- "The introduction of a 'song for peace,' which is nonexistent in the Roman Rite."
-- "The displacement of the faithful from their places to exchange the sign of peace amongst themselves."
-- "The priest leaving the altar in order to give the sign of peace to some of the faithful."
-- People using the sign of peace at Christmas, Easter, baptisms, weddings, ordinations and funerals to offer holiday greetings, congratulations or condolences.