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Humanist weddings now outnumber Catholic weddings in Scotland

Catholic World News - August 03, 2012

More weddings in Scotland are now conducted by the Humanist Society than by the Catholic Church, according to newly released government statistics.

Of the 29,135 marriages that took place in 2011, there were 15,092 civil weddings, 5,557 Church of Scotland weddings, 2,486 humanist weddings, 1,729 Catholic weddings, 865 Assembly of God weddings, and 694 Anglican weddings. In addition, there were 554 homosexual civil partnerships registered in 2011.

Scotland began to recognize humanist wedding ceremonies in 2005.

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  • Posted by: wolfdavef3415 - Aug. 05, 2012 2:08 AM ET USA

    Here's the line in the sand. If you can marry because of love and divorce because of the lack of love, how can you stop people from treating marriage as dating? Or even from using it to hold an unwilling partner in a relationship? And so on and so forth. The corruption of marriage was complete with the acceptance of divorce. As Catholics, we should focus there.

  • Posted by: Lucius49 - Aug. 03, 2012 8:46 AM ET USA

    Pray tell what is a "humanist wedding"? Sounds like more make it up as you go modern living.

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