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Belief Brief - What's an Annulment?

Posted : Aug-27-2018

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Is an annulment another word for a Catholic "divorce"? Where does the Church stand on issues concerning break-ups of couples and families?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Church "permits the physical separation of spouses when for serious reasons their living together becomes practically impossible, even though there may be hope for their reconciliation."

More than that, the Catechism tells us that "as long as one's spouse lives, however, one is not free to contract a new union, except if the marriage be null and be declared so by ecclesiastical authority."

In this week's brief, we are happy to share with you our video and print resource on Annulments. Not an easy topic to discuss, but it is most certainly an issue worth looking over and knowing a bit more about.