by Chris Bodenner
A reader writes:
There’s one big reason I have for feeling that Catholic annulments are bogus. They charge for them. I worked with a guy who was divorced. He was soon to be married again and wanted to be married by a Catholic priest. When he spoke to his priest about an annulment, he was told almost immediately that it would cost him $5,000 for the various courses and sessions he would have to attend. He was so taken back and insulted that he walked out, with a few words to the priest, and left the church.
We’re talking about an enormous potential mistake, where two people supposedly entered into a Sacrament but were incorrect to do so, against God’s approval. So if the church were serious about correcting such a mistake, why do they charge for it? And why do they charge so much? Do only well off people make mistakes when they are young?