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  •  The Catholic Church would not (2+ / 0-)
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    recognize my aunt's divorce. (Her sleaze-bag husband was having an affair and left her for the other woman.) According to the government, she is divorced. According to the Church, she is not. Interestingly, the Church was willing to "annul" her marriage, as a halfway measure. My aunt wouldn't go for that, though. She has three grown children and grandchildren by the marriage, and she wasn't going to let it be "nullified."  The practical upshot of all of this is that if my Aunt ever wants to marry again, she won't be able to do it in the Catholic church.

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    by Reepicheep on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 06:13:35 PM PDT

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    •  yes, i am aware that is RC church practice (1+ / 0-)
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      so people need to decide what is more important to them--legality or religious sanction.

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      by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 08:08:26 PM PDT

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    •  Another reason I'm not Catholic anymore (1+ / 0-)
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      If she did annul her marriage, her children would be considered to be born out of wedlock by the church and most Catholics don't want that.

      Yes, they make it fairly easy to annul a marriage today (not like in the olden days), but most folks are happy recognizing it as a legal contract and letting the courts dissolve the union.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 08:38:20 PM PDT

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