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Priests can reflect the warmth of Christ to their congregations

Mary O. Vallely reflects on her reecent experience of  a christening in Scotland, where she was saddened by the lack of real welcome for the newly baptised babies and their parents. She appeals to priests to make real, warm, loving connections with their congregations, adding that a smile — or a nod of warmth, a handshake with eye-to-eye contact, a pat on the back or a hug — are all  marks of Christ.