Sally Dorman
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According to a report released by Pew Research Center few years ago, Catholics had one of the lowest incidences of divorce in the United States, with 19% having been divorced out of 4,752 interviewed.
Denis Efimov
It is good that one of the lowest, but 19% of divorces is not low. I also came across another statistics, according to which, if 338 Catholic marriages were declared invalid in 1968, then in 1983 there were already 63,000. It seems that just like the so-called “natural family planning” for many is essentially a legal form of contraception, the institution of marriage annulment serves as a cover …More
It is good that one of the lowest, but 19% of divorces is not low. I also came across another statistics, according to which, if 338 Catholic marriages were declared invalid in 1968, then in 1983 there were already 63,000. It seems that just like the so-called “natural family planning” for many is essentially a legal form of contraception, the institution of marriage annulment serves as a cover for ordinary divorce.
John A Cassani
There was a big change with annulments in the 70s. Up until some year, probably in the early 70s, the Archdiocese of Boston would hear 12 cases a year, and approve 6, denying the others. Then they started training young priests to be advocates, helping people to make cases, and everything changed. One obvious thing that has changed is that tribunals, at least any that operate out of newer buildings …More
There was a big change with annulments in the 70s. Up until some year, probably in the early 70s, the Archdiocese of Boston would hear 12 cases a year, and approve 6, denying the others. Then they started training young priests to be advocates, helping people to make cases, and everything changed. One obvious thing that has changed is that tribunals, at least any that operate out of newer buildings, no longer have court rooms as they used to. They are just administrative offices, processing paperwork. That is what defending the Sacrament of Marriage has become.