Isa, I should have clarified that my complaint was against those who were "Orientalizing" the Latin Rite, and more specifically, how the Kiss of Peace was inroduced into the Novus Ordo missal. I'm all for returning to traditions that were originally part of the rite, but if they're going to do it, they should do it right. To the best of my knowledge, they never had royal doors in the Latin West, but there are root screens. Some Western Rite parishes have revived the practice of holy bread, or "pain beni". This isn't Byzantinization, this is finding and reviving a practice that is originally part of the rite/tradition.
Communion in the hand was the normal practice of the ancient church but it fell out of use in both the West and the East a long, long time ago. Are there any Orientals who do this? I'm well aware of the patristic support for the practice, including St. Cyril of Jerusalem's catechism, which said that the greatest amount of respect should be made for every single particle of sanctified bread, to be treated as if it were gold. They don't mention this much in the modern RCC parishes. This is a case where ecumenically-minded European bishops were openly aping Protestant practice.
My views are just my views - but if I were to re-introduce an older practice such as the Kiss of Peace, I would place greater emphasis on how a practice is being done today, versus how it was written down in a book years ago or how a modern liturgist *thinks* it used to be done. "How do the Orientals do it in 2010?"
Wasn't there an ancient practice of removing the catechumens prior to the Litrugy of the Eucharist? Does anybody do this today?