this book? You should. Seriously.
Recently, I was having a discussion with a friend about the practice of holding hands during the Our Father. I shared the results of that discussion with my mother in law and right away she suggested this book! I've spent the last day or so perusing it's contents. Wow! All I can say is...you will be AMAZED!
In the introduction, Jimmy Akin states, "This work is intended as a guide to the Church's law concerning the proper way to celebrate the liturgy. It also attempts to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about what are and are not liturgical abuses."
Here are some examples...
DID YOU KNOW (according to Jimmy Akins book)...
.......that it is permitted for a homily to be omitted during mass on a weekday?
.......that it is prohibited for people at the altar to receive communion at the same time as the priest?
.......that it is prohibited for women to have their feet washed on Holy Thursday?
.......that it is prohibited for peopled to imitate gestures made by the priest that are appropriate to his role?
.......that it is prohibited for people to stand around the altar holding hands during the consecration?
.......that it is discouraged for people to hold hands during the Our Father?
.......that it is prohibited for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to be used excessively or unnecessarily?
I highly recommend reading this book if you have not done so. It's definitely opened my eyes to a few things.