annulments

Letter # 36, 2015: "A just simplification"

September 8, 2015, Tuesday — "A just simplification" "The new procedures do not favor the nullity of marriages, but the expedition of trials, as well as a just simplification." —Pope Francis, in a letter published today, Septeber 8, Feast of the Birth of Mary, announcing new, simpler procedures for marital annulment cases in the Church “It [...]

Vatican Official Reaffirms Teaching on Divorced, Remarried Catholics

Pope Francis greets newlyweds (Galazka photo). Amid increasing speculation that the Catholic Church might make it easier for divorced and remarried members to receive Communion, the Vatican’s highest doctrinal official on October 22 reaffirmed Church teaching barring such persons from the sacrament without an annulment of their first, sacramental marriage. But Archbishop Gerhard Müller, [...]

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