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
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
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 & Practices for distinct Church seasons
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
Contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming home
Homosexual and Gender 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
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History

Andrew Shadows wrote:

Hi, guys —

My wife has applied for an annulment from her first husband. Our diocese has given us a positive response but it has also been sent to another diocese for approval.

We have not received any response from the second diocese but just found out my wife's first husband has recently passed away.

  • Do we still have to pursue an annulment?

Andrew Shadows

  { Do we still have to pursue an annulment if my wife's first husband just recently died? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Dear Andrew,

Although she is now free to marry because the bond no longer exists, the case at that point would be completed.

If there is somehow a restriction placed on your wife it could still delay things for your marriage in the Church. Only a small percentage of cases in most Tribunals fall into this category.

Call the first diocese and make them aware that your wife’s first husband has passed and I am sure they will inform the second diocese.

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.