Frequently Asked Questions
- Are annulments expensive?
- Are weddings permitted on Sundays or during Lent?
- Do Catholics ever validly enter into non-sacramental marriages?
- Does the church offer any programs to help couples to improve their marriage?
- How can a couple married 20 years get an annulment?
- How long does it take to get an annulment?
- How much does it cost to get married in the Catholic Church?
- If a Catholic wants to marry a non-Catholic, how can they assure that the marriage is recognized by the Church?
- If a Catholic wishes to marry in a place outside the Catholic church, how can he or she be sure that the marriage is recognized by the Catholic Church as valid?
- If a marriage is annulled are the children from it considered illegitimate?
- If two Catholics or a Catholic and non-Catholic are married invalidly in the eyes of the church, what should they do about it?
- Is it required that a wedding celebration have expensive flowers, clothes and other accompaniments?
- Is there a cost for marriage preparation programs?
- What can a couple do if their marriage is in trouble?
- What is a Nuptial Mass and when can a couple have one?
- What is an annulment?
- What is the difference between a valid and an invalid Catholic marriage?
- What key issues are covered in marriage preparation?
- What kinds of marriage preparation programs does the church offer?
- What should a couple do when they decide that they want to marry in the Catholic Church?
- When a Catholic marries a non-Catholic, must the non-Catholic promise to raise the children in the Catholic faith?
- Why does a Catholic wedding have to take place in a church?
- Why does the church require engaged couples to participate in a marriage preparation program?
- Why does the church teach that marriage is a sacrament?