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Video series on marriage, divorce, annulments and family life inspired by Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia.

Is a divorced person excommunicated from the Church?

Divorce may not be considered moral by Catholic Church teachings, but is a divorced person excommunicated from the Church?  Paul Shogren explains in the four episode of Marriage Matters. Transcript: Emphatically, most decidedly – NO. Being divorced or even obtaining a divorce does not bring the canonical punishment of excommunication upon a person. In fact there is no canonical punishment ... Read More »

What is the process required to have a marriage annulled?  

We know what an annulment is and what it is not, but how does the Tribunal decide whether a marriage is null?  Paul Shogren explains in the third instalment of Marriage Matters. Transcript: The process to have a marriage declared null, which is a better way of putting it, is quite simple really. The Tribunal has the task of obtaining as ... Read More »

What exactly is an annulment?

Annulment

Paul Shogren is back with another episode of Marriage Matters, this time to explain what an annulment is and what it is not. Transcript: Question:  We hear the word all the time, but what exactly is an annulment? Answer: An annulment, or to use the more precise term, a declaration of nullity, is a determination by a Church Tribunal (or in certain ... Read More »

What is the difference between a Sacramental and a civil marriage?

Marriage Matters

If a non-Catholic asked you to explain the difference between marriages in the Catholic Church and marriages outside the Church, could you do it? If you think you’d be scratching your head for an answer, you’ve come to the right place. Paul Shogren is the host of The Catholic Leader’s new series, Marriage Matters, inspired by Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, ... Read More »

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