Church Teaching and Practice on Declarations of Nullity, August 16, 1999

Fr. Roger J. Landry
SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Fall River, MA
Controversial and Often Misunderstood Issues in Catholicism Series
August 16, 1999

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Declaration of Nullity

Outline of the Talk:


I. What is marriage?

II. The requirements for a valid marriage

A) Consent of the parties

B) Legitimately manifested

C) Between persons who are capable according to law of giving consent

III. Consummation of the marriage

IV. Dissolution of a good and natural marriage

V. Process of petitioning for a declaration of nullity

VI. Other commonly-asked questions surrounding marriage, divorce, remarriage and annulments