Religion: Weddings v. Marriages

Are marriages registered in heaven, or just at the town hall? If a marriage is not a holy sacrament, as well as a civil contract, says the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Cyril Forster Garbett, Archbishop of

York, it had best be clearly understood which kind of arrangement a marriage is.

Last week, lamenting the fact that Britain has drifted so far from "the Christian conception of marriage," the Archbishop pointed out the mounting pile of divorce pleas on Britain's dockets.* Said he: "Marriage is no longer regarded . . . either as a sacrament or as a holy estate, but as a...

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