Pope Francis and Annulment Procedures

Pope Francis and Annulment Procedures

ProLifeCorner-  By Larry Plachno-

Numerous people are confused and are asking question about the forthcoming Larry-150x1[1]new annulment procedures. Much of this is due to the misinformation put out by the secular media who really do not understand what they are talking about and presumably do not care what they say. While the new procedures do not go into effect until late this year, and a lot still needs to be done on the local levels, here is some of the basics about what is going on.

First and foremost, the Church is not changing any rules, requirements and regulations on marriage in spite of what you might read in the secular newspapers. What is changing are the procedures for obtaining a “decree of nullity,” commonly known as an annulment. This does not change any of the requirements for the validity of a Catholic marriage nor the reasons for obtaining a degree of nullity. But the new procedures will make the process faster, simpler and possibly less expensive. Continue reading