Tuesday, December 14, 2004

You Bastard

Something has been troubling me for a long time, and I'm hoping you, my loyal readers, can help me understand. Let me preface this by saying I have grown up in a family of Italian Catholics. I love them dearly, and have nothing against them.

As you may or may not know, a Catholic is not allowed to divorce per se, but the marriage is allowed to be annulled. In fact this is neccessary if you wish to remarry in the church. My question is: Are the children of that annulled marriage now considered bastards by the church? After all, the original marriage has been made nonexistent.

I would love to hear your answers.

1 comment:

Envoy-ette said...

Wow...I have no idea! Poor Ted Kennedy's first children with Joan then....he annulled his marriage to her after 23 years of marriage...so he could remarry. Wonder how the church handled that one?