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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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