I’m having trouble understanding the reason(s) the Church recognizes a marriage.
I do not understand whether or not an eunuch can marry? Why?
If not, what about couples who “can” procreate but choose not to? Is their marriage valid?
What about old couples who get married in their 60’s and 70’s; are those valid marriages in the Church? Since the couple cannot be “ordered to” procreation?
What is the difference when the Church approves an annullement after 10-25 years of marriage of a couple who procreated vs. a divorce? I understand what an annullement is and the complexity, but if a couple took vows & it was ordered towards procreation; then are some annullements an error in judgement by the Church?
Any assistance would be much appreciated!