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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-04 01:38 AM
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52. In Louisiana this is an everyday occurence
I had to testify on paper to the church when a friend of mine applied for an annulment. She and her first husband had been married over 20 years and had four children. Her claim to the church was that she was pregnant and too young to know what she was doing, and that her husband was abusive to her and to her children.

They asked me many, many questions, some of which I could not answer. They're very thorough.

This is difficult to understand if you are not a catholic. Their religion is an everyday part of their life, usually for generations back, and, not practicing their religion is abhorrent, even if they only go to mass a few times a year. It's also a stigma. So, if you want to get remarried, you usually apply for an annulment.

I am not originally from Louisiana and am not a catholic, so all of this was new to me. I admire greatly how the catholic church influences, for the good, family life here in bayou country; although there are, of course, some drawbacks, they are outweighed by the enviable closeness of catholic families
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  -Kerry says NO to releasing his divorce records Sparkly  Jun-29-04 10:21 PM   #0 
  - Why the fuck should he release his divorce records?  noahmijo   Jun-29-04 10:25 PM   #1 
  - For the same reason that Jack Ryan had his opened  Freddie Stubbs   Jun-30-04 03:07 PM   #42 
  - Ugh... this is grist for the mill... why Kerry, why?  gmoney   Jun-29-04 10:30 PM   #2 
  - I'll bet he's holding back....let the RW speculate and moan about  Old and In the Way   Jun-29-04 10:34 PM   #5 
  - You are on the money - ala the Military Records. . . .n/t  emulatorloo   Jun-29-04 10:36 PM   #8 
  - I don't think he should release them  Sparkly   Jun-29-04 10:36 PM   #7 
  - NO, I say  zidzi   Jun-29-04 10:32 PM   #3 
  - They are just hoping there  shraby   Jun-29-04 10:33 PM   #4 
  - Someone should warn the Repugs  Leilani   Jun-29-04 10:36 PM   #6 
  - How are they closed to begin with?  Scoopie   Jun-29-04 10:41 PM   #9 
  - I thought only the fact that they happened are public  Sparkly   Jun-29-04 10:44 PM   #11 
     - All the "papers" are public  Scoopie   Jun-29-04 10:49 PM   #15 
  - They should back off.  I Lean Left   Jun-29-04 10:41 PM   #10 
  - Right. It's an invitation to revisit the "youthful indiscretions"  Sparkly   Jun-29-04 10:45 PM   #12 
  - You sort of answered my question, then  Scoopie   Jun-29-04 10:47 PM   #13 
     - I also think if there were a big brouhaha to be found  Sparkly   Jun-29-04 10:48 PM   #14 
     - Exactly.  Scoopie   Jun-29-04 10:50 PM   #16 
     - I'm not sure you can claim grounds in a no fault state.  I Lean Left   Jun-29-04 11:21 PM   #19 
        - I know you can claim grounds in a no-fault state  Scoopie   Jun-30-04 01:04 AM   #21 
        - In Massachusetts??  I Lean Left   Jun-30-04 07:13 PM   #49 
        - Even so, wouldn't annulment proceedings be covered by clergy privilege?  MallRat   Jun-30-04 02:06 PM   #37 
  - Heard abit of details about this on talk radio..  Darkamber   Jun-29-04 10:50 PM   #17 
  - Gosh, DarmAmber  Scoopie   Jun-30-04 01:06 AM   #22 
  - None of your Cheney-ing business...  orlandoFL   Jun-29-04 11:11 PM   #18 
  - I think the public will stand behind him on this one...  Dr Fate   Jun-30-04 01:02 AM   #20 
  - It was wrong when the judge opened Ryan's records......  notbush   Jun-30-04 02:07 AM   #23 
  - Most of the records were redacted, except for the part where he wanted to  AP   Jun-30-04 02:20 AM   #24 
  - "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.  dralston   Jun-30-04 02:21 AM   #25 
     - Emerson had his own personal problems....  notbush   Jun-30-04 02:28 AM   #26 
     - Okay, I found one answer.  dralston   Jun-30-04 02:45 AM   #27 
        - What's good for the goose is good for the gander.  notbush   Jun-30-04 02:57 AM   #29 
  - I think this is just a red herring  quinnox   Jun-30-04 02:54 AM   #28 
  - Sounds like Kerry is not going to do it. Adamantly so.  NewYorkerfromMass   Jun-30-04 06:46 AM   #30 
  - Yes, but he may not have a choice  notbush   Jun-30-04 12:45 PM   #31 
  - .....................................  PROGRESSIVE1   Jun-30-04 12:48 PM   #32 
  - Yesterday on GD I read that his first marriage was annulled.  in_cog_ni_to   Jun-30-04 01:14 PM   #33 
  - This is crazy  AngryAmish   Jun-30-04 01:17 PM   #34 
  - N/S  jerryster   Jun-30-04 02:03 PM   #36 
  - Don't complain to me  AngryAmish   Jun-30-04 02:18 PM   #38 
     - Not so obvious  Jim4Wes   Jun-30-04 02:35 PM   #40 
        - Are you accusing Kerry of gaming the Church for personal benefit?  AngryAmish   Jun-30-04 03:06 PM   #41 
           - You're cracking me up  Jim4Wes   Jun-30-04 03:46 PM   #44 
  - I never heard Kerry got an annulment  Cheswick   Jun-30-04 02:28 PM   #39 
     - Are you accusing Kerry of "bribing" the Church?  AngryAmish   Jun-30-04 03:07 PM   #43 
     - The Catholic Church  in_cog_ni_to   Jun-30-04 05:06 PM   #45 
     - Yeah, I heard he did. A Catholic thing. Or at least he tried.  TexasSissy   Jun-30-04 05:52 PM   #46 
     - Anyone know WHEN he was divorced? In last 10 years?  TexasSissy   Jun-30-04 05:52 PM   #47 
        - 1988 n/t  Jim4Wes   Jun-30-04 06:22 PM   #48 
     - "Happiness?"  Andromeda   Jun-30-04 07:54 PM   #50 
     - In Louisiana this is an everyday occurence  juajen   Jul-01-04 01:38 AM   #52 
  - The RWs will get them, anyway.  TexasSissy   Jun-30-04 01:37 PM   #35 
  - This could be dangerous  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Jun-30-04 11:20 PM   #51 

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