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ASK FATHER: Date for 2nd marriage set at parish before Tribunal decision

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My in laws divorced one year ago. My father in law is remarrying one month from now. He filed the annulment paperwork late last year and was told by the deacon handling it that it would … Continue reading

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Pope Francis has changed canon law procedures for “annulments”

Today we received the texts of the two Letters Motu Proprio from His Holiness Pope Francis which change the Codes of Canon Law concerning the procedures for declarations of nullity for both the Latin and the Eastern Church.  The texts are … Continue reading

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Canonical process for marriage cases to be changed

The Bolletino is … packed today with news that I don’t consider all that good. There will be a presser tomorrow at the Sala Stampa. Two Motu Proprio Letters will be rolled out on the reform of the canonical process … Continue reading

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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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Pope Francis on the airplane: The Synod, the family, Communion for the divorced and remarried

You may have heard that Pope Francis visited the Holy Land.  On the flight back to Italy, His Holiness held another presser. At this point many of you might be cringing as the thought “What could possible go wrong?” flashes … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Pastor says he can waive requirement of regularizing marital situation.

From a reader: I am in the process of converting from the Anglican tradition to the Catholic Church. The priest of the church where I am taking RCIA has told me that he has the pastoral prerogative to waive the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: About negative judgments for “annulments”

From a reader: Archbishop Sheehan’s Pastoral Letter on Couples who are cohabitating was published in my church bulletin, ….  I belong in the third group. My husband, who is not Catholic, was married in the church in Diocese A. After 20 … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to the Church’s jurists and tribunals: “shun pseudo-pastoral claims”

From CNS about the Holy Father’s address to the jurists of his tribunals. The Italian text of the Holy Father’s address is here. Desire for sacraments not sufficient reason for annulment, pope says By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN … Continue reading

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