Number of Catholic weddings falls dramatically

Tuesday 7 September 2010

The number of Catholic weddings in the (US) Archdiocese of Boston – where the extent of the present child abuse scandal first became apparent – has plunged by over 55% in the past decade, from 8,343 in 2000 to 3,727 in 2009. Father Dennis Nason, who works in the Archdiocese, said: "They [Catholics] don’t go to church, so it doesn’t have any meaning to them. I feel sad about it. When they marry in the Church, having a relationship with God is going to help them in their marriage and when everything is not coming up roses." Catholic weddings in the United States in 1965 numbered 355,182. They rose until the early 1970s, but then started to fall, and by 1995 there were 292,499. The decline then steepened to a 35% drop in less than a decade and a half; so by 2008 they were only 191,265.

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