Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season altering Mass

Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season altering Mass

Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy.The diocese announced Thursday that it's suspending the sharing of consecrated wine during communion and holding hands during the Lord's Prayer. The diocese is also discouraging parishioners from shaking hands while greeting each other during the passing of the peace.Other specific guidance calls for priests to place the host into worshippers' hands inste...