Annulment - Annulment Theology, Process, and Legitimacy...

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Annulment Theology, Process, and Legitimacy
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Vatican II and Changing Theology Pre Vatican II defined marriage as exchange of rights: Right of procreation and sexual intercourse Right of permanence and indissolubility Right of fidelity After Vatican II definition changed to being an exchange of persons: “An intimate partnership of Life and Love.” This involves the giving of the whole person, recognizing the lived complexity of a relationship.
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Implications of “Nullity” Declaring something about a marriage, not doing something to a marriage. Does not deny that relationship actually existed. Civil divorce is still necessary and is actually a prerequisite. Children are considered legitimate. Sacrament was impeded.
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Grounds for Nullity Church states that some key element was missing at the time the couple declared consent. Categories of impediment: Canonical form—applicable only to Catholics Lack of freedom—already married, religiously vowed, related, age Defect of consent—majority of cases brought before an annulment tribunal
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2008 for the course RLST 255 taught by Professor Montevecchio during the Summer '08 term at Mercyhurst.

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Annulment - Annulment Theology, Process, and Legitimacy...

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