NCR 1992: Peter Hebblethwaite, NCR’s Vatican Affairs Writer, profiles Saginaw, Mich., Bishop Ken Untener,
Here's something for the NCR archives. The life of Jim Shannon, formerly an auxiliary bishop in St. Paul-Minneapolis, still carries message for us today. Click on the headline below to go to the full story, which is on a very old version of our website. The story appeared in the Sept. 19, 2003 print edition.
Appreciation: James Shannon loved the church all his life
Bishop who resigned over Humanae Vitae and married is laid to rest with honors
By MARY BADER
My friend had only days to live. She had made peace with everything in her life but the Catholic church. The church, to which she had once given so much of her generous self, had torched a great, lingering anger in her when it annulled her marriage. In her eyes, the legalism of the church was telling her that her many years as a wife and mother of their children did not amount to a real marriage. She felt, she said, like a pariah.