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April 29, 1997 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She is assiduously private, by her own description, "a WASP, someone who doesn't exactly wear her feelings on her sleeve." True to that depiction, she exudes the well-bred reserve of a woman intended to have her name in the news only at birth, at death, on the occasion of her debut to society and upon her marriage to a young man of comparable stature. For most of her adult life, Sheila Rauch Kennedy went along with that formula. But last week, the 48-year-old former wife of Rep. Joseph P.
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NEWS
May 11, 1997
"When a Contract Is Broken" (April 29), regarding the annulment of the marriage of Sheila Rauch Kennedy and Joseph P. Kennedy II, really made my blood boil. How could the Catholic Church, for which I have the highest respect, possibly discount 12 years of marriage and two almost-grown children? How could the church possibly wipe out those years with a simple announcement--as if the love that once existed and the blessing that sanctified the marriage originally wasn't worth a plugged nickel?
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NEWS
May 11, 1997
"When a Contract Is Broken" (April 29), regarding the annulment of the marriage of Sheila Rauch Kennedy and Joseph P. Kennedy II, really made my blood boil. How could the Catholic Church, for which I have the highest respect, possibly discount 12 years of marriage and two almost-grown children? How could the church possibly wipe out those years with a simple announcement--as if the love that once existed and the blessing that sanctified the marriage originally wasn't worth a plugged nickel?
NEWS
April 29, 1997 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She is assiduously private, by her own description, "a WASP, someone who doesn't exactly wear her feelings on her sleeve." True to that depiction, she exudes the well-bred reserve of a woman intended to have her name in the news only at birth, at death, on the occasion of her debut to society and upon her marriage to a young man of comparable stature. For most of her adult life, Sheila Rauch Kennedy went along with that formula. But last week, the 48-year-old former wife of Rep. Joseph P.
NEWS
June 30, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The ex-wife of Massachusetts Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.) has taken her effort to overturn the annulment of their 12-year marriage to the Vatican. Appearing at a Boston news conference to show support for 24 North American Roman Catholic groups that are appealing to the Catholic Church to end the annulment of marriages and accept divorces outright, Sheila Rauch Kennedy said she has faxed her appeal to the Vatican. "Today marks the beginning of my appeal's life in Rome," she said.
NEWS
August 29, 1997 | Associated Press
Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, sensitive to the negative publicity he and his family have received, announced Thursday that he has decided not to run for governor next year. Kennedy, whose approval ratings have plummeted, said he feared his candidacy would end up highlighting recent scandals within his family, such as his brother's alleged relationship with a teenage baby sitter, rather than such weighty issues as health care, jobs and education.
OPINION
July 21, 2007
Re "The church's 'loose cannon,' " Opinion, July 16 I applaud Sheila Rauch Kennedy's efforts to fight the liberalized annulment process in the American Catholic Church. After all, Jesus just said, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery" and that two people joined in marriage become one flesh for life. He never said anything about annulments. However, Kennedy misrepresents what an annulment is.
NEWS
August 12, 1997 | From Reuters
John F. Kennedy Jr. tackles the controversies surrounding his cousins Joseph and Michael Kennedy in the new issue of his monthly political magazine George, saying they became "poster boys for bad behavior." Writing about temptation in the editor's letter in the September issue of George, Kennedy said the two men had "chased an idealized alternative to their life" and "perhaps . . . should have known better."
NEWS
May 6, 1997 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are the immutable assumptions of life in this commonwealth of Massachusetts: Leaves will drop, snow will fall, the Red Sox will lose and the Kennedys will win. But last week, as Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II prepared to become the first member of his family to lay claim to Massachusetts' gold-domed statehouse, the last part of that axiom seemed in jeopardy.
NEWS
June 10, 1997 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II (D-Mass.) was greeting supporters here at last weekend's Democratic state convention when one particularly enthusiastic fan shouted: "We need you, Joe!" Kennedy, whose seemingly open path to the governor's office has been turned into a minefield by furors over his annulled marriage and his brother Michael's alleged dalliance with a teenage baby-sitter, could not resist injecting a note of political reality.
NEWS
January 2, 1998 | ELIZABETH MEHREN and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Once again they converged on the big clapboard house in Hyannisport, a family struck anew by senseless tragedy. Brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins: Throughout the day and night on Thursday, the Kennedy family streamed into the compound that hugs the Atlantic Ocean to mourn their latest casualty, 39-year-old Michael Kennedy, the son who bore the most striking--sometimes eerie--resemblance to his late father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. His death in Aspen, Colo.
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