Rev. John Beal , professor, canon law, and John Grabowski , associate professor, theology and religious studies, were quoted in an Oct. 1 Catholic News Service article about the annulment process in the Catholic Church.

From: Catholic News Service Date: Oct. 1, 2014 Author: Liz O'Connor

... Father John Beal, a professor of canon law at the university, has spent 22 years there training people to work in diocesan tribunals, or church courts. He called the annulment process a triage method of dealing with "the victims of the culture wars," an attempt to "pick up the wounded and bandage them up."

... John Grabowski, associate professor and director of morality and ethics at Catholic University, noted that if annulments are too easy to obtain - if the annulment becomes, as it is in the eyes of many, a "Catholic divorce," just an extra hoop that divorcing Catholics have to jump through - our understanding of the indissolubility of marriage may be undermined.

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