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

How the sign of peace disturbs me

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