Faith/Spirituality Forum: Anullment
Anullment QUESTION from Marcus on November 13, 2001 I was married in a catholic church to another catholic. We were divorced 3 years later for the main reason (my fault) that I never disclosed to her that I was a crossdresser/transvestite.
I had carried this secret throughout my life and never told anyone. I have recently told the person I am seeing now and she accepts me and loves me for who I am. Is there any possibility of the two of us getting married in a catholic church? Going through an anullment I know I would have to explain my crossdressing behavior.
Thank you for your time
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on February 8, 2002 Dear Mr. Marcus:
The previous marriage is most likely invalid due to the defect of your keeping this secret from your wife. Doing that robbed your wife of the ability to make a proper consent.
You need to talk this over with your priest to see if an annulment is needed. Once those issues are resolved I believe you can be married in the Catholic Church.
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