I Prayed For This Child

As a divorced/annulled woman, who is now married to the most wonderful husband, I remember trying to conceive without success. … It was difficult. I had lost all hope for a long time.

Two Views of Annulment

Dear Editor: This is in reaction to the comments posted on The Tablet website about Father Catoir’s column about the annulment process.

A Timely Look at Marriage, Church Law

Msgr. John Alesandro has written a timely book on Church law about marriage and the family. It was inspired as Pope Francis was inviting bishops of the world to a Synod on the Family.

Thank God for The Tribunal

Dear Editor: On my wedding day, I was thrilled. We had dated for about eight years. As I arrived at the altar, the man who told me, “Beautiful, just beautiful!” wasn’t my husband, it was the presider. My husband didn’t even acknowledge me. I couldn’t figure it out. I assumed it was nerves. Later during […]

What Happens in the Annulment Process?

For the past two weeks, I have been writing about the meaning and process of marriage annulments. How does this play out in the Diocese of Brooklyn?

When Is a Marriage Not Valid?

An annulment is not a declaration of the invalidity of a relationship; it’s the declaration of the invalidity of consent.

Fact and Fiction About Annulments

Is there anything more misunderstood by Catholics about something that goes on in their own Church than annulments? First of a three-part series on what an annulment is and is not.

Pope Impressed by Church in US

By Cindy Wooden ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – As the American Airlines plane taking him to Rome from Philadelphia took off, Pope Francis said he pictured the faces of all the people he met, and he prayed for them. At the end of his first-ever visit to the United States, the pope […]

A Pope Who Understands

Dear Editor: Pope Francis is truly a loving and understanding man of faith and of the people. Thank you for simplifying the annulment process. I applied over 20 years ago, but found the paperwork and criteria daunting. Having to relive the events leading up to my marriage, my marriage and the demise of my marriage […]