Annulment, the Wedding that was: How the Church Can Declare a Marriage Null

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Paulist Press, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 205 pages
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The church's process for declaring a marriage null is a mystery to most people. While a declaration of nullity is a matter of public record, the facts of each case are confidential, leading to misunderstanding, misinformation, and pastoral problems.This video demystifies the concepts and the procedures surrounding annulments. In clear and accessible style it answers questions such as:--What does the church teach about marriage?--How is the church's court system structured and how does it work?--What's the difference between annulment and divorce?--Why can't Catholics divorce and remarry?--Do declarations of nullity make children illegitimate?--How does one get a declaration of nullity?This easy-to-understand, accessible video provides an overview of the marriage law of the church and its practical implications and makes difficult concepts understandable to the nonexpert.

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A canonist and judge of the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston's Metropolitan Tribunal, Foster presents in 101 clear questions and answers a basic primer on canon law and the mechanics of the church's ... Read full review


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Foster heads the cultural resources program, Gila River Indian Community.

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