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A Decree of Invalidity is the official name for what many Catholics commonly call an “annulment.” The Decree of Invalidity declares that in a particular marriage an element essential to sacramental marriage was missing at the time of consent (ie, at the time of marriage).
Because of this defect the marriage in question was never actually a marriage as understood by Church law.
As a result, the persons who were parties to the initial bond are free to marry in the Catholic Church.
A Decree of Invalidity does not claim that there never was a civil marriage.
Much of the confusion about the status of separated and divorced persons in the Church arises from the fact that the Catholic Church places a high value on sacramental marriage and interprets Jesus’ injunction against divorce and remarriage very strictly (cf. According to Catholic teaching, marriage is an intimate, exclusive, and permanent partnership of a woman and a man, which exists both for the good of the spouses and for the procreation and upbringing of children.Although divorce may change your understanding of faith, your relationship to God, or your relationship to the Church, it can become an opportunity for an even deeper, more enduring spiritual life.As in most matters related to faith, the real challenge is to learn to grow.The Church teaches that a sacramentally valid marriage cannot be terminated except by a spouse’s death.According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, divorce is, objectively, an offense against the natural law; it “introduces disorder into the family and into society” and “brings grave harm to the deserted spouse [and] to children traumatized by the separation of their parents.” (cf.#1644; 2384-85). Catechism for Adults, “The Church’s fidelity to Christ’s teaching on marriage and against divorce does not imply insensitivity to the pain of the persons facing these unhappy situations.