The church understands that healing from a previous marriage is a difficult time regardless of the circumstances. The Catholic Church believes in the sanctity and permanence of the marriage bond. This bond is created by God at the time of marriage, if the marriage matches the criteria of commitment as defined by the teachings of Christ and His Church.
In the annulment process the Church evaluates the validity of the marriage, to determine whether that relationship was a sacramental marriage as taught by Christ and understood by the Church.
If you have further questions regarding the annulment process please contact the Nullity Minister at 480-985-7655.
Information on the annulment process can be obtained at the Diocese of Phoenix Office of Canonical Services and the Tribunal at diocesetribunal.org/en/annulments