Dr Joseph Shaw on “Annulment reform: the problems”


35882512@N07_rDr Joseph Shaw is a Fellow of St Benet’s, the Benedictine hall of Oxford University, a member of Oxford University’s Philosophy Faculty, chairman of the Latin Mass Society and the father of young, large family. Earlier this year Dr Shaw blogged a number of times about the controversial ideas which has been proposed in the lead-up to next month’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family:

On Sunday Dr Shaw blogged on the specific question of reforming of the annulment system, making three main points:

  1. Quicker and easier annulments are not what the progressives are asking for.
  2. Quicker and easier annulments undermine the certainty that the subsequent marriage is valid.
  3. Quicker and easier annulments undermine Catholic marriages.