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By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, June 25, 2024

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org.

June is traditionally the most popular month for scheduling weddings. There’s something appropriate about the flowering of a romantic relationship at the time of year when the trees and the fields are also blooming—and producing new life.

In recent years, however, more American couples have been choosing to marry in September or October. Is that because the weather is more temperate in the fall months? Or because couples are marrying later in life, and no longer bursting with the same effervescent spirit? Or is it simply a temporary fashion, which will lose its currency, and June will regain its rightful place as the peak of the marriage season? …

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