The Tribunal is a group of specially qualified priests, sisters, and lay persons whose responsibility is to come to the help of people who have experienced divorce.
When a divorce occurs, the Catholic Church always seeks to balance two realities:
One is the unbreakableness of the bond of marriage. This is God’s law. It cannot be broken by human intervention. On the other hand, the Church is concerned about the spiritual welfare of the people involved. Was this a true marriage? Even though a Catholic marriage was celebrated, was there perhaps some weakness in the consent of the parties involved? The annulment procedure addresses this problem without affixing blame on either party.
If you are divorced or married outside the Catholic Church, please telephone the Tribunal Office. Have no fear.
All interviews are private and confidential.
Write or call: The Tribunal; 222 N. 17th Street; Philadelphia PA 19103 – 215.587.3750.