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  • Hardcover
  • 238
  • Shattered Faith A Woman's Struggle to Stop the Catholic Church from Annuling Her Marriage
  • Sheila Rauch Kennedy
  • English
  • 10 July 2018
  • 9780679439950

10 thoughts on “Shattered Faith A Woman's Struggle to Stop the Catholic Church from Annuling Her Marriage

  1. says:

    This case came up in class the other day and became uite a conversation However no one present had read the book so I took it upon myself to tackle it I am so very glad I didNow I should note at the outset that I am currently in graduate school earning a degree in canon law at the end of which I shall begin a career processing cases of nullity just like the ones that Kennedy is grappling with here I have approached this work indee

  2. says:

    I read this when it first came out It is a very moving book that 1 re asserts the legitimacy and sanctity of her 10 year marriage and 2 exposes the dishonesty of the Catholic Church in annulling such a marriage What Sheila Rauch Kennedy did in

  3. says:

    Seems like she had very little interesting material and thus wrote about other people's barely entertaining experiences

  4. says:

    Fascinating even though I'm neither Catholic nor divorcing I respect her ability to write about it without mud slinging

  5. says:

    It is detailed narrative of her struggle against her ex husband's attempt to get an annulment and the American Roman Catholic institution's complicity in that A worthy exposureI gave it only 3 stars but that is no criticism of the presentation and purpose of the book

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    I always struggled with giving an author a low rating when they are writing about their lives When I picked up this book

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    Sheila Kenney had the courage to call into uestion the honesty of all religious leadership Please read an updated Internet article to find out what happened to her marriage in the long run Fascinating read

  8. says:

    Sheila Kennedy' struggle over annulment in the catholic faith Several other women tell their experiences and how ridiculous the process is

  9. says:

    i'd never understood annulment until i read this book now i still don't understand it but at least i'm angered by it

  10. says:

    A real eye opener of how things really work in the church

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Shattered Faith A Woman's Struggle to Stop the Catholic Church from Annuling Her Marriage

Ce with those of other women whose trust in the Church has been shattered by annulment Kennedy tells a story that will surprise anger and move readers of every faithSheila Kennedy has written a courageous book about a courageous acta brave undertaking with implications for anyone raising children or seeking to live meaningful life Julia Thorne The Boston Glo Sheila Kennedy struggle over annulment in the catholic faith Several other women tell their experiences and how ridiculous the process is

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One of the most talked about and controversial books of the year that continues to make headlinesAfter Twelve Years Of Marriage and an amicable divorce from Congressman Joe Kennedy Jr Sheila Rauch Kennedy was shocked to learn that her former husband was asking for an annulment of their marriage so that his new marriage would be acceptable in the eyes of the I read this when it first came out It is a very moving book that 1 re asserts the legitimacy and sanctity of her 10 year marriage and 2 exposes the dishonesty of the Catholic Church in annulling such a marriage What Sheila Rauch Kennedy did in this book was to interview dozens of Catholic women whose husband left marriages of long durations years decades Most of these women had several children with their husband The husband was pursuing annulment in order to marry again in the Catholic church often like in Sheila Rauch Kennedy s case to marry the other woman who broke up the marriage One fact that upset Sheila Rauch Kennedy was that the wife s testimony and experience were not considered in determining whether or not the marriage could have a Catholic annulment If the erring husband says the marriage was never a true Catholic marriage then that was enoughThe Catholic Church predictably was upset with Sheila Rauch Kennedy bringing attention to the practice in America of permitting a man who abandons his wife and children to remarry with the full approval and sanctity of the churchCatholic annulments are a way of legitimizing divorce by calling it something else Sheila Rauch Kennedy was right to call attention to what the American Catholic Church was doingUpdate On June 21 2007 the Boston Globe reports that Sheila Rauch Kennedy has won a decade old appeal to the Vatican to reverse the decision that voided their 12 year marriage in the eyes of the church She is uoted as saying I had help from outside of the Archdiocese Otherwise I wouldn t have known about appealing to Rome and how to do it I feel for the people who don t get help

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Church This is the story of her refusal to acknowledge that her marriage was never sacramentally valid Stunned by the hypocrisy of the process and the betrayal of trust it involved Sheila Kennedy an Episcopalian is determined to defend the legitimacy of her former marriage especially because of the two sons the marriage produced Interweaving her own experien I always struggled with giving an author a low rating when they are writing about their lives When I picked up this book I thought she was going to share her life journey with us However this book was just not about her struggle but the struggle of others as well I am sad to say that I found the stories of the other women interesting But I do want to clarify that Mrs Kennedy endured disappoint after disappoint and never lost her spirit For that I commend her Thank you for sharing your story