[quote="shawnbm, post:1, topic:184509"]
I am wondering about whether a widow with children could be made a deacon and later a priest under canon law. What about a man who has children and an annulled marriage? This occurred to me after I sat through a RCIA class las night hearing a lot of questions about misunderstandings on the part of many about the Church and marriage, annulment, etc. I know it is esoteric, but I am curious about how this is treated in the Latin Rite. Lastly, can anyone direct me to a website with Roman Canon Law? Thanks.
Since marriage is not an impediment to the diaconate, neither is widowhood. However, the candidate's obligations to his children and his ability to balance that with his diaconal duties would be carefully weighed. I'll stop there, since some of the issues you raised are more complex and there are many here more qualified who will answer them.
I find it's often easiest to click on "Texts & Search" at the top, then click on "Alphabetical" at the top of *that * page.