EWTN Catholic Q&A
Position of hands during the Our Father
Question from Angela on 11-29-2012:

We have a new pastor and he says there is a new Church ruling that the laity must pray the Our Father with hands extended, not folded and not holding hands with others. What is the latest statement on the "orans position"?

Answer by Catholic Answers on 11-30-2012:


This is a question that you should ask your pastor. If he claims that "there is a new Church ruling" on the matter, then he should be the one importuned to provide the statement.

Michelle Arnold
Catholic Answers