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Pope Benedict celebrates Mass on the feast of SS Peter and Paul last year (AP)

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

Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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A girl aged nine is confirmed in Central Islip, New York (Photo: CNS)

Should the Church revert to confirming children before they receive First Holy Communion? Or would that lead to a diminished understanding of the faith?

Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral (Mazur/CCN)

Archbishop Kelly of Liverpool has reversed the usual order of sacraments in his diocese

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, where children will be confirmed before receiving first Holy Communion from 2012 (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A girl pictured on the day of her first Holy Communion (CNS/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

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Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera celebrates Mass (CNS)

Cardinal Cañizares says there is a case for Communion before the age of seven