Bringing you the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and His Church While PROMOTING CATHOLIC Apologetic Support groups loyal to the Holy Father and Church's magisterium
Home About
AskACatholic.com
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
Adoration
Ask A Catholic
Knowledge base
AskACatholic Disclaimer
Search the
AskACatholic Database
Donate and
Support our work
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Questions
Cool Catholic Videos
About Saints
Disciplines and Practices
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
Homosexual Issues
Life and Family
No Salvation Outside the Church
Sacred Scripture
non-Catholic Cults
Justification and Salvation
The Pope and Papacy
The Sacraments
Relationships and Marriage situations
back
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History

Michael wrote:

Hi, guys —

I was married for thirteen years, had two sons, when to Catholic Mass and all.

I was divorced and, two years afterward, she received an annulment from the Catholic tribunal of the Archdiocese in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her reasons were:

  • she used marriage to get away from her dad, and
  • being young.

I am 59 years old now and wanted to remarry. The woman is a widow, whose husband passed away some ten years ago.

  • Even if we can't marry in the Church are we still living in sin the rest of our days?

Thank you in advance,

Michael

  { Only my ex-wife received an annulment but why can't I remarry a woman whose husband has died? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Michael —

This doesn't make sense. From what you wrote you are free to marry.

She obtained an annulment for your marriage and that counts for both of you.

You want to marry a woman whose husband has died, therefore she is free to marry.

Go get married!

Fr. Jonathan

Please report any and all typos or grammatical errors.
Suggestions for this web page and the web site can be sent to Mike Humphrey
© 2012 Panoramic Sites
The Early Church Fathers Church Fathers on the Primacy of Peter. The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. The Early Church Fathers on the importance of the Roman Catholic Church centered in Rome.