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ASK FATHER: Does a declaration of nullity mean a marriage never existed?

From a reader… My diocese’s website says, “A declaration of nullity does not say that the marriage never existed,” yet the site also says that a declaration of nullity means “that the marriage was invalid from the moment of the wedding.” These statements … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Will an annulment make a child into a bastard?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If two Catholics marry, have children, divorce, and then successfully obtain a decree of nullity, are the children then considered illegitimate in the eyes of the Church? This is a concern regarding an acquaintance of mine … Continue reading

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