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Faith Matters

We need to talk about marriage, for richer and poorer

A large proportion of people feel too poor to get married. It is an issue of social justice and equality, says Tracy Harkin of the Iona Institute

Engaged couple Anna Keegan from Glenageary, Dublin and Seamus Walsh from Ballycastle, Mayo will be married in St Joseph's Church Glasthule in Dublin on October 5. They were blessed at the shrine of St Valentine in Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin.
Tracy Harkin
MARRIAGE in Northern Ireland - as elsewhere in these islands - is in decline. Forty years ago, there were 12,000 marriages annually here. Despite an increase in population, there were only 8,355 in[...]

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