Mother Church moves to stop H1N1 from spreading

The Catholic Church may soon ban the holding of hands during the singing or recitation of the Lord’s prayer, and the kissing or touching of venerated statues to help prevent the spread of disease such as the H1N1 commonly called the swine flu virus.

I say the Catholic Church should also stop placing holy water by the door of each church where the faithful dip their fingers before doing the sign of the cross.

Even then, I wonder why is this move being initiated only now? Surely, this hand holding during masses and the kissing of the statues have transmitted so many less notorious deseases in the past.