Skip to comments.RFK Jr. (Kennedy) cut off late wife’s credit and stiffed lawyers: court papers
Posted on 07/01/2012 9:01:45 AM PDT by ZakeetEdited on 07/01/2012 9:16:48 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
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When RFK’s brother Joe got a secret annullment from his first wife Sheila she had to fight for 10 years to get it reversed and her argument was that if the annullment was allowed to stand it would theologically negate the legitimacy of their teenage twins.
RFK jr used his vatican connections to get an annullment from his first wife over her adamant objections so he could remarry wife number 2 in the catholic church. I hate to be so jaded but I highly doubt he had any valid reason for an annullment after 12-13 years of marriage and several children.
How many divorced catholics do you know with really good reasons for being divorced that don’t have annullments? Probably a lot. I don’t know one divorced catholic that has gotten an annullment.
"I highly doubt he had any valid reason for an annullment after 12-13 years of marriage and several children."
Again, annulment has nothing, -zero - , to do with how many years they were together or how many children. It is an evaluation of the validity of the vows. Nothing more, nothing less.
If there was force or fraud or incapacity or ineligibility at the time of taking the vows, the vows were "null." That's what "nullity" means. A "finding of nullity" (annulment) means the vows were not validly made. Therefore no sacramenal marriage. It is not an evaluation of the quality of their x-number of years together or their x-number of children. It is the presence or absence of authentic vows at the time of the reception of the Sacrament of Matrimony. Do you get this?
How many divorced catholics do you know with really good reasons for being divorced that dont have annullments? Probably a lot. I dont know one divorced catholic that has gotten an annullment.
Civil divorce is not related to annulment. The Church neither recognizes nor prohibits civil divorce. The Church prohibits attempted "remarriage" in the church, because if the original, validly married spouse is still living, civil divorce or not, remarriage would constitute bigamy.
KENNEDYS = Irish Catholic turds with the shine off
And once again, the annulment of the SACRAMENT is a religious matter. The legitimacy of the children is conferred by marriage, and if divorce doesn't cause that legitimacy to be removed, neither does an annulment.
Well, since Sheila is not Catholic, she can be forgiven for not knowing the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church in this matter. And she was wrong, but the media played up her 'concerns', because they like any story that they think makes the Church look bad.
Democrats worship these creeps... think about it and it makes sense...
In order for a Sacrament to be VALID, both parties have to be free to make the promise, that is, they cannot be legally married to anyone else, and must agree to certain commitments; be faithful to each other in the marriage, and be willing to accept children from God, and raise them in the Faith.
If either party lies about their willingness to do that, or demonstrates that unwillingness during the marriage, there is likely evidence to affect an annulment of the Sacrament. This only occurs after a Marriage Tribunal has investigated both parties, has taken testimony from both sides, and has given the matter much thought and prayer. This is also completely separate from any legal actions in the civil courts.