Mike Roesch blog direct a link to
an article by Dr. Michael Foley on the Kiss of Peace on Dr. Philip
Blosser’s Scripture and Tradition blog. This is an excellent
piece that focuses on the history, theology, and practice of the Kiss
of Peace and critiques the modern usage within the Latin Rite.
I think the critique is quite compelling
and I would certainly like to see something done to repair this and to
return to some form of previous practice. Even before when I
knew nothing about the past practice of the Kiss of Peace I had found
it at odds with the liturgy and somewhat of a disruption in its
practice. I once attended Holy Rosary which is a Dominican
church in Portland, Ore and they omitted the Kiss of Peace (which is
allowed since it is optional) and I found its absence much better
suited to the flow of the liturgy.