TV News LIES

Tuesday, Sep 30th

Last update06:05:20 AM GMT

You are here News International Long backlog for godless wedding services in Ireland

Long backlog for godless wedding services in Ireland

E-mail Print PDF

Godless weddings in IrelandTraditionally Catholic Ireland has allowed an atheist group to perform weddings this year for the first time, and the few people certified to celebrate them are overwhelmed by hundreds of couples seeking their services.

Demand for the Humanist Association of Ireland's secular weddings has surged as the moral authority of the once almighty Catholic Church collapsed in recent decades amid sex abuse scandals and Irish society's rapid secularization.

Until now, those who did not want a religious wedding could have only civil ceremonies. Outside of the registrar's office, only clergy were permitted to perform weddings.

But statistics show rising demand for non-Church weddings. In 1996, 90 percent of Irish weddings were performed by the Catholic Church or the Church of Ireland. But by 2010 that percentage had fallen to 69 percent.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Hong Kong pro-democracy protests expand in defiance of government

Hong Kong protestsAs Hong Kong opened for business Monday, pro-democracy protesters wearing masks and wielding umbrellas to protect...

Trial of 46 alleged jihadists begins in Belgium

Jhadist trial in BelgiumThe Antwerp, Belgium, trial of 46 alleged jihadists who traveled to Syria to fight for the...

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's new president

Ashraf GhaniAfter an exhausting and contentious election process, Ashraf Ghani, a US-educated anthropologist turned reformist politician, has...

Pro-Democracy Protesters Swarm Hong Kong, Violent Clashes With Police

Hong Kong riotsPolice used tear gas, batons and pepper spray against pro-democracy demonstrators in central Hong Kong Sunday,...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!