Religion: More Mixed Marriages

The Roman Catholic Church frowns on Catholics marrying Protestants, but such marriages are becoming more common. Some fresh findings by Jesuit Sociologist Father John L. Thomas of St. Louis University, as published in the Catholic World:

¶ Three out of every ten marriages performed by the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. today are "mixed," and there is no way of computing the number of mixed marriages made without Catholic sanction. ¶ Catholic girls are more likely to accept mixed marriage than Catholic men; the proportion is about 3 to 2. From the church's point of view, this is more reassuring than...

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