In any case, I’m certainly not saying that local tradition should hold sway on sacrament postludes, and as I said, this particular tradition doesn’t seem that important one way or the other. So the question is why the Church would feel it necessary to end the practice, small and insignificant as it is.
Some of the comments above have answered that question pretty well. I think it’s likely that, after discouraging the practice for some time as unnecessary guilding of the lilly, they just decided to mandate it in the CHI.]]>
We’re going to have to get another revelation at some point to get this ban reversed.]]>