Marriage and Divorce

According to the Catechism, “The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws. . . . God himself is the author of marriage." (1603)

Because God created marriage and ordered it towards our good as human beings, we cannot change it to meet our whims or desires. Specifically, marriage cannot be dissolved through divorce because it is the life-long union of a man and woman.

Below you will find many resources to help you understand the Church’s teaching on marriage as well it’s teaching on annulments, which is the Church’s declaration that certain marriages are “null” or were never official marriages and so both parties are free to remarry.