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The Communion season is upon us - and many parents, who have lost faith in the Church, find themselves with little choice but to jump on the bandwagon, writes Jennifer O'Connell.

19th May, 2012
Who does it serve to have churches packed with people mouthing half-remembered prayers for a few months every year?

Despite an entire genre of television programmes, a thriving publishing industry and a network of classes and experts that all suggest otherwise, parenthood is actually pretty simple.

Once you ensure your children are fed, warm, equipped with the means to behave in civilised society and apprised of the difference between right and wrong, your main role in life is to try not to embarrass them any more than is strictly necessary.

Which is why, a...

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