Case Studies in Catholic Marriages and Canon Law

Former Mrs. Kennedy wins appeal to Rome. She was never informed of the initial decree, and wasn’t informed of her successful appeal for two years.

Update: Jimmy Akin and Ed Peters respond to Time, but they never stop to ask if the Catholic system of canon law regarding marriage–its investigations into marital validity, its tribunals and judges (see here for details)–has anything in common with the life and teachings of Jesus, and his directives to his apostles? They were about liberty, not entanglement in juridical proceedings–“Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?” Acts 15:10.

Bai Macfarlane has also appealed to Rome, after her diocese failed to even receive her petition. What do you think Jesus would do in her case?