Is the O'Reilly Factor correct on Catholic annulments?


#1

I heard on the O"Reilly factor tonight that a Catholic spouse would be able to have their marriage annulled if the other spouse became incapacitated and were in a physical state such as Terri Schiavo’s. Is this true? I don’t think that it could be, but I wanted to check! Thank you.


#2

Dear Kelly,

In the Catholic Church wedding vows are made for life “IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH.” Annulments are based on the couple’s freedom and ability to make a life commitment at the time of the wedding—not after the vows have been made.

It sounds like the Factor got this one wrong.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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