Religion: Mail-Order Marriage

Damian Goldie took his telephone off the hook last week and left it off. His reason: a newspaper story about his activities had resulted in a flood of calls from "undesirables." But the publicity spotlighted a service that seems to be increasingly desirable to British Roman Catholics and perhaps to the church as well: a Catholic marriage bureau.

Disturbed by the growing number of mixed marriages and the resulting high percentage of fallen-away Catholics, former government clerk Goldie, 38, set up his marriage bureau eleven years ago in his London home, drastically cut the usual fees from about £20 a person to...

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