Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Los Angeles 12pm, New York 3pm, Rome 9pm, Manila 3am.
What is the Challenge?
Annulments, some say it’s just “Catholic divorce.” Others believe that if you simply pay enough, the Church will “say” you were never married. But what is the truth? What, really, are annulments in the Catholic Church? What do they do? What’s the process? What did Pope Francis do a year or so ago that changed the process? And what effect does it have in my life?
What is the Online Workshop About?
In the Online Workshop we’re going to be discussing what for many people is a confusing topic: Marriage annulments. These are the points that Fr Bateman will explain:
• The Marriage bond - how it is contracted and what is required • What an annulment really says and does • Why the Church can “annul” non-Catholic marriages • What an annulment DOESN’T do • How the process works • How Pope Francis altered the process • Then we’ll have some time for your questions
Father John Bateman is a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He has been a priest for 21 years – a pastor for more than 12 years. He is also a chaplain in the PA Air National Guard. Currently he is serving in Rome as the personal secretary to Edwin Cardinal O’Brien. He is also attending graduate school at the Pontificial University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (the “Angelicum”) in Rome working on a license in Canon Law.
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