Posts Tagged ‘annulment’
In a meeting with diocesan officials and canon lawyers, Pope Francis discussed the need to make the declaration of nullity (annulment) process more efficient and less expensive.
What is an annulment? “Annulment” is an unfortunate word that is sometimes used to refer to a Catholic “declaration of nullity.” Actually, nothing is made null through the process. Rather, a Church tribunal (a Catholic church court) declares that a marriage thought to be valid according to Church law actually fell short of at least […]
How does the Church view divorce? The Church believes that God, the author of marriage, established it as a permanent union. When two people marry, they form an unbreakable bond. Jesus himself taught that marriage is permanent (Matthew 19:3-6), and St. Paul reinforced this teaching (see 1 Cor 7:10-11 and Eph 5:31-32). The Church does […]