Tag: Annulment

Pope urges bishops to exercise authority as judges in annulments

Pope urges bishops to exercise authority as judges in annulments

| Carol Glatz | November 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

A diocesan bishop is the sole judge in the streamlined process for handling marriage annulments, Pope Francis said.

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Conference offers a journey of hope to divorced Catholics

Conference offers a journey of hope to divorced Catholics

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Standing among a crowd of other divorced and separated people, one woman struggled to speak over still-painful emotions.

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Church must know situation of couples it tries to help, pope says

Church must know situation of couples it tries to help, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 20, 2016 | 6 Comments

Discerning the best way to help a couple whose marriage has failed is not easy, Pope Francis told a group of bishops, but he said he was certain that with study and prayer they would find ways to help the people entrusted to their care.

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Annulment questions? Tribunal staff available Ash Wednesday

Annulment questions? Tribunal staff available Ash Wednesday

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

During and after Ash Wednesday Masses at the Cathedral of St. Paul, representatives from the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will be available for questions related to marriage annulments. It’s the ninth year the office has held the event, but it’s especially appropriate for the Year of Mercy, said Father Michael Johnson, the tribunal’s judicial vicar.

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Finding beauty amid pain: divorce in the Church

Finding beauty amid pain: divorce in the Church

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a Church that upholds the sacrament of marriage, it’s no secret some Catholics who are separated or divorced have felt judged and alienated.

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Non-Catholic annulments; ‘reborn’ and the ‘rapture’

Non-Catholic annulments; ‘reborn’ and the ‘rapture’

| Father Kenneth Doyle | January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why does the Catholic Church ask non-Catholics to receive a Catholic annulment to a previous marriage in order to get married in a Catholic church?

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Marriage and annulments: continuing the discussion

Marriage and annulments: continuing the discussion

| Father Michael Schmitz | April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

In a previous column I wrote about how Christ’s words regarding divorce and remarriage give an ultimate weight to marriage. I wrote how, when a person enters into a sacramental marriage, it is an unbreakable bond. An annulment does not “undo” the sacrament of marriage, but establishes that a sacrament never existed in the first place.

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Twin Cities Retrouvaille marks 25 years of saving marriages

Twin Cities Retrouvaille marks 25 years of saving marriages

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The weekend program was transformational. I left the weekend with a clear idea of the marriage I wanted and how much work it would take to get there.”

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Annulment criteria: Did a sacramental marriage exist?

Annulment criteria: Did a sacramental marriage exist?

| Father Michael Schmitz | March 13, 2014 | 5 Comments

What’s the concept of an annulment? It seems like it is just a term for “Catholic divorce.”

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The four pillars of sacramental marriage

The four pillars of sacramental marriage

The Catholic Church defines the sacrament of marriage as a ‘covenant’ — a union in God and dependent on his assistance of grace

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