Posts Tagged ‘annulment’
In a recent training session with parish priests, Pope Francis gave a speech about the importance of compassion and understanding in pastoral ministry to marriages and families.
With honesty, warmth, and fidelity to the Church, Lisa Duffy offers a guidebook for divorced Catholics that includes her personal story, practical actions after divorce, and steps toward emotional and spiritual healing.
For couples married outside of the Church, the convalidation process can help them establish a valid Catholic union. This brings many blessings to a family!
Pope Francis outlined significant changes to the declaration of nullity (annulment) process in the Church.
A great read in preparation for the 2015 Ordinary Synod on the Family! The interview format features highly relevant Q&As with the Cardinal responsible for the Vatican’s doctrine office.
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 […]