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Marriage is his field
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated February 16, 1963 partially reads, "Sixty-seven of every 100 marriages go on the rocks in California, with 40 per cent of the state's divorces centering in Los Angeles County. The national average is 26 divorces out of 100 marriages. Theses startling figures, issued in Vital Statistics reports for 1960 from the State Department, Sacramento, are facts with which the Very Rev. Edward J. Collins, O.M.I., newly appointed priest of St. Ferdinand's Catholic Church, San Fernando, must work. Considered an authority in his field of pre-marriage and marriage counseling, Father Collins has made some interesting observations concerning the increase in matrimonial failures. 'God, the instigator of marriage, has been left out by many people,' he said. 'Marriage has become a social union which is not a lasting foundation for a successful relationship.'"
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
St. Ferdinand Catholic Church (San Fernando, Calif.)--Clergy
Catholic Church--Clergy
Clergy--California--San Fernando Valley
Marriage counselors--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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