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DUBLIN (RNS) After 32 years as an interior designer, Patricia Wojnar went back to school for a master's degree in bereavement studies, a hot commodity in Ireland's "post-Catholic'' economy that features growing markets for wedding and funeral officiants who aren't associated with the scandal-scarred Catholic Church.


  1. […] Mulți observatori au notat că secularizarea și scandalurile privind abuzul sexual în Biserica Catolică au avut un impact negativ semnificativ atât asupra numărului de membri, cât și asupra finanțelor Bisericii Catolice. Dorința oamenilor de a parcurge momentele importante ale vieții în afara bisericii face să se subscrie și ea acestui impact negativ, apreciază jurnaliștii Religion News Service (RNS). […]

  2. […] We talk a lot about humanist/secular celebrants who can officiate weddings, but not nearly as much about atheists who can preside over funerals. In Ireland, where atheism is on the rise and Catholicism is not, “civil funerals” (as opposed to religious ones) are becoming more commonplace. Paresh Dave of Religion News Service has the story: […]