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No, Pope Francis Is Not Changing the Lord’s Prayer

by Jimmy Akin Newspapers and websites erupted over the weekend with headlines like: Lord’s Prayer: Pope Francis calls for change (BBC) Pope Francis proposes change to the Lord’s Prayer (AOL) Pope Francis wants to change the Lord’s Prayer – Here’s why (Catholic.Org) Pope Francis calls for Lord’s Prayer translation to be changed (Catholic Herald) Shame on all of them. The […]

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The Lord’s Prayer During Mass: Should We Hold Hands? Or Raise Them in the Air?

These practices are not explicitly prohibited in the missal, but come from a Protestant tradition The practice of holding hands while praying the Our Father comes from the Protestant world. The reason is that Protestants do not have the Real Presence of Christ; that is to say, they do not have real and valid sacramental […]