Posts Tagged ‘marraige’

Court forces Indian archdiocese to part with endogamy

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

The endogamous Knanaya Catholics in the Indian state of Kerala have marked the end of their centuries-old practice of not marrying outside the close-knit community when one of their parishes allowed a parishioner to marry a woman outside their archdiocese. On April 15, a priest in the Kottayam Archdiocese allowed parishioner Justin John to engage Read more

Everyone on Married at First Sight is awful, why are we watching?

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Forget about a lack of diversity on Married At First Sight NZ, how about the genuinely stunning lack of humanity? The more I watch this show and see (and write) all the coverage around it, the more I realise just how awful these people are. Continue reading

One third of marriages are remarriages

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Almost a third of all the marriages of New Zealand residents last year were remarriages. Of the 19,237 marriages 13,312 were first marriages, 5825 involved one or both parties being previously married. Last year, for every 1000 single people of a marriageable age, 22 got married. That’s less than a quarter of the 1971 peak Read more

Fewer marriages, fewer divorces in 2011

Friday, May 4th, 2012

There were 20,231 marriages registered to New Zealand residents in 2011. This is the lowest number of marriages since 2001 when 19,972 weddings were celebrated. The number of divorces also dropped, down from 8,874 in 2010 to 8,551 in 2011. “The decrease in divorces in 2011 is consistent with the recent trend of declining divorce Read more