Communion

A cardinal has suggested that someone could be admitted to Communion after remarrying, if they were to avow that their first marriage was null – but marriage is a public act, not a private one

505 lay people have written to the Catholic Herald in support of their priests

The cardinal was responding to a letter signed by almost 500 priests

I had not the slightest hesitation in signing the letter, and I was grateful to the organisers for undertaking the task

Priests says that doctrine and practice must ‘remain firmly and inseparably in harmony’

While exchanging the sign everyone gets up, shakes hands, gives hugs and sometimes kisses – I’ve even witnessed a full-blown snog

‘If you are out of communion on a matter as fundamental as the right to life, surely you have chosen to cut yourself off from the community of fellow worshippers’ says Francis Phillips

A conversation with my parish priest reminds me of the difficulties the Church faces with baptisms, weddings and Holy Communion