(24 May 2013)
'We need to remember that with One Bread One Body we are concerned with authorised eucharistic sharing - authorised at the level of the three episcopal conferences of England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland. This is a very different matter from the unofficial eucharistic sharing which goes on all the time, or even from what one avant-garde bishop permits. We know that law follows theology, and theology springs from experience. It takes a long time to move through from experience to law, which is what we are dealing with here. Do not underestimate the distance that has been travelled.' from One Bread One Body: A Further Response, March 1999.