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The Catholic Church is currently digesting the fact that some people reckon it should have considered One Direction's tour dates before making Communion schedules for 2014.

20th October, 2013
The Church hopes for a return to simpler, more authentic First Holy Communions. Photo: Getty

I feel a bit sorry for the Catholic Church on the question of First Holy Communion. It is currently digesting the message that at least some people reckon it should have considered One Direction's tour dates before settling on First Holy Communion plans for 2014. This made national news after a group of parents whose children attend a school in Limerick made an un-ironic request for a date change to accommodate the concert in Dublin.

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