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Published: 16 April 1998

264 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195107647

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What God Has Joined Together

The Annulment Crisis in American Catholicism

Robert H. Vasoli

  • Reveals how Catholic marriage courts in the United States help divorced parishioners get around the strict teachings of the Church, often manufacturing specious "psychological" grounds for annulment, such as annuling 30-year-old marriages because of emotional maturity at the time of the wedding
  • Argues that annulment has gotten out of control in the U.S. and that Rome is not happy with this trend--and he provides statistical evidence to back his claims
  • The author has been interviewed by Time, USA Today, and other publications, and has appeared on "Extra," so he is seen as an expert on the subject

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