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Lilyana Demotta wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Can a marriage be annulled in the Church if one spouse decides they never want children anymore and they changed to a different [faith|religion]?


  { Can a marriage be annulled if one spouse says they don't want more children and changes faith? }

Mary Ann replied:

Hi, Lilyana —

Possibly: if the intention against children was lacking from the beginning, the marriage is invalid.

As for the change of faith, if that person will not allow the Catholic to live in peace, there may be a possibility of a Pauline dissolution of the marriage, but that usually applies to the situation in which one spouse is converting.

You have to speak to your parish priest. Also, keep in mind that no one annuls a marriage.

Instead, it is examined by the Church and found to have been null or invalid from the beginning.

Mary Ann

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