Are my cousins legitimate?


#1

My faith was compromised years ago when my uncle had his marriage annuled. His pregnant lover asked him to, so they could be married in the catholic church.
My question is; Are my six cousins now considered bastards?


#2

Dear friend,

Church annulments do not affect civil law. His children are the product of an invalid sacramental marriage, but of a valid civil marriage. So they are considered legitimate in the eyes of the state.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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