Pio Vito Pinto, dean of the Roman Rota, a Vatican court, speaks at a press conference for the release of Pope Francis' documents concerning changes to marriage annulments
at the Vatican Sept.
Many dioceses in the developing world don't even have annulment
What's only allowed is annulment
which is a declaration that the marriage was void from the beginning.
All the legal areas she presents in her previous paragraphs as well as the theological notions of shalom bayit and even the more controversial issues of annulment
have been and continue to be discussed without reference to Christianity.
Nationwide, it's estimated that more than 50,000 annulments
are granted each year.
Two years later, in 1993, Joe sought an annulment
of the marriage so he could wed longtime aide Beth Kelly and remain in good standing with the Catholic Church--de rigueur for a Kennedy preparing to run for governor of Massachusetts.
Francis has also sought to reform and streamline the annulment
process and he has pushed to make it less expensive and more widely available.
68% of annulments
today are granted because of "defective consent," which involves at least one of the parties not having sufficient knowledge or maturity.
Some Catholics feel annulments
are too easy to get, they say the fact that annulments
appear to be so prevalent and readily issued feeds into the divorce mentality that has one of every two marriages failing.
VATICAN CITY * Pope Francis raised the prospect of no-cost marriage annulments
Coupled with America's booming divorce rate, there has been an incredible increase in the number of annulments
granted by Church courts in the United States.
Other friends have had their divorces blessed with annulments
with far less cause.
ROME * A conference in late April hinted that the Vatican may be moving toward a more restrictive posture on annulments
, the procedure in church law for declaring a marriage null and void, which some critics refer to as "Catholic divorce.
within the Catholic Church are purely a church matter.
are granted in cases that do not go through the judicial process.