Thursday, June 21, 2007

How 'bout Those Annulments?

The Boston Herald editors had a great time with the annul/ex-annul marriage of U.S. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Their home page lead is Pope Slap: Vatican Stiffs Kennedy Dynasty.

The jump to the story has the Variety-style head Dynasty takes hit as Joe K annulment nixed.

To non-Roman Catholics, the entire concept of annulling a marriage -- with a signed license, a church sacrament, decades of doing married stuff and plenty of kids -- is bizarre and byzantine.

For a bit of background on how that can work for ordinary mortals (much the same as for our princelings), check a post here. I was a witness to such a process and got two ears full from a heavy-hitter priest.

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