From a reader:
I am a reader from ___. Here the local franciscan priest who says mass at his franciscan center uses hand sanitizer when he washes his hands in the mass. Is this licit? I have a good idea because the other 3/4 of the mass was filled with abuses and a made up eucharistic prayer.
I believe the rubrics call for water. Water. Not "water, or something else".
I would ask the priest where in the rubrics it says "hand sanitizer".
Also, the washing of fingers, though practical and physical, is a spiritual event. The priest asks for cleansing of sins (which water itself can’t do).
The rites of Mass require humility from the priest. Obeying rubrics is a sign of humility.
Violating the rubrics at a moment when you are asking to be cleansed of sins is… what… ironic?
If the priest is making up a Eucharistic Prayer, and you can prove it, then contact your local bishop. Soon.