Asked by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Oct. 16, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by eringobrough at 8:09 PM on Oct. 16, 2009
Answer by Aasiyah at 8:30 PM on Oct. 16, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:45 PM on Oct. 16, 2009
Answer by ave.maria. at 10:59 AM on Oct. 17, 2009
Annulments are given so that a person can remarry in the church.
Techinically annulments are declared because what was necessary for a valid marriage didn't exist at the time of the wedding. So it's not really to "remarry" in the church (since they weren't married the first time). It's to determine the status of the previous marriage in order to determine if the person is free to get married in the church. Someone can get an annulment with no intention of getting married.
In the Catholic church, an annulment makes the marriage invalid,
Sorry to be picky, but the annulment doesn't make the marriage invalid - the marriage was invalid, an annulment is just the official declaration of that fact.
Answer by eringobrough at 11:42 AM on Oct. 17, 2009
Usually, annulments are given in cases of abuse,
Annulments are not give based on what happened after the marriage - but based on what existing at the time the wedding took place. Often in cases of abuse, the abuse started before the wedding so it may be determined that one of the parties was coerced into the marriage or one of the parties wasn't able to totally consent with full understanding to the marriage, so then the marriage would be null/void.
Answer by eringobrough at 11:43 AM on Oct. 17, 2009
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