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

Shattered Faith : A Woman's Struggle to Stop the Catholic Church from Annuling Her Marriage
Shattered Faith A Woman's Struggle to Stop the Catholic Church from Annuling Her Marriage
Author: Sheila Rauch Kennedy
ISBN-13: 9780679439950
ISBN-10: 0679439951
Publication Date: 4/15/1997
Pages: 238
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Pantheon
Book Type: Hardcover
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Shattered Faith is a fascinating look at divorce within religion. The Roman Catholic Church still does not recognize divorce. Instead it resolves a couple's incompatibility by declaring a marriage illegitimate from the outset. While divorce ends a marriage, annulment erases it--a distinction not lost on a Sheila Rauch Kennedy and many other women with similar experiences. When Rauch Kennedy is forced into annulment proceedings by an ex-husband who seeks to prove that their marriage was based on false presumptions and therefore never really existed, what can she do? Despite the high profiles of the protagonists, this is a down-to-earth account of a woman's attempt to maintain her sense of worth in the face of a church bureaucracy blinded by pride and incapable of compassion.
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Very interesting book. Reading this book helped me understand the process and see just how screwed up the Catholic church is. Most amazing fact is this was written by a non Catholic.
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interesting