This marriage had 2 children involved.
Does an annulment make the children fall into the illegitimate category?
No, an annulment only states that at least one of the parents of the children was an illegitimate participant in the Sacrament of Marriage.
Oh, wait, he’s a Kennedy, and from Massachusetts? That makes him think illegality is something to be celebrated and that there is not Sacrament of Marriage.
My ex husband tried this after a 21 year marriage and 2 children. The Catholic Church looks to who is making donations. The cause for my annulment was “immaturity”. Hey, I am the one that was responsible for 2 kids during the Vietnam war, etc, etc. The guys that try this are living in a dream world. :You can not change history and the damage that they do to their older children is disgusting. You would not believe the pressure from the Catholic Church that I received to agree with this nonsense. I never did give them one bit of satisfaction and so far as I know they dropped it.
No. The concept of children being “legitimate” is of a secular nature and is rooted in the rights of heirs to estates and the dispensation of property.
To the Church, there is no such thing as an illegitimate or legitimate child. There are just children.
The children do NOT retroactively become “illegitimate”!
No need to split hairs of this. Since they are part of the Kennedy clan they are bastards not matter what their parent's marital state is/was.