J. Hugh Sullivan wrote: > The NOTBCS Guy wrote: > > >Michael Press wrote: > > > >> Ban all churches. > > > >Been tried. Never works. > > I think it works to some degree. Doesn't the Catholic Church have > banns? The Church of England still does - something about having to "read the banns" for three consecutive Sundays before someone can get married. The Catholic church apparently finally got rid of requiring them in 1983.