Ecumenism: Toward Easier Mixed Marriage


"Those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder," intoned the Rev. Claudius Miller, an Episcopal minister, at the wedding last month of Susan Ekberg, an Episcopalian, and Patrick C. Barker, a Roman Catholic. The words were from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, and the wedding took place at St. Genevieve du Bois Catholic Church near St. Louis. A Catholic priest officiated jointly with Father Miller, and Susan promised that she would bring her children up as Catholics.

This unique marriage took place with the blessing and approval of St....

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