Marriage Tribunal

Metropolitan Tribunal


Tribunal
320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-547-5533
Email

Welcome to our Tribunal Annulment Information Pages

“The Gentle Judge, our Lord Jesus, the Shepherd of our Souls, entrusted to the Apostle Peter and to his successors the power of the keys to carry out the work of truth and justice in the Church; this supreme and universal power of binding and loosing here on earth asserts, strengthens and protects the power of Pastors of particular Churches, by virtue of which they have the sacred right and duty before the Lord to enact judgment toward those entrusted to their care.”

Pope Francis in Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus #1

 

  1. Consent Makes Marriage: The Theology of Marriage
  2. The Nature of an Annulment
  3. The Ministry of the Tribunal
  4. Types of Annulments: Lack or Defect of Form
  5. Types of Annulments: Prior Bond and Impediment
  6. Types of Annulments: Formal Case – Defect of Consent
  7. Changes in Marriage Law by the Holy Father
  8. Competency: Which Tribunal can hear my Petition?
  9. Fees and Costs
  10. Roles in the Process
  11. Confidentiality Agreement and Policy Norms
  12. How Do I Start the Process – Notice of Intent to Petition
  13. Tribunal Contact Page and Information (Unique Email Address)
  14. The Healing Process and Prayer Ministry

 

Very Rev. Gilbert J. Seitz, J.C.L., Judicial Vicar
Rev. William Graham, OFM. Cap., Adjutant Judicial Vicar
Rev. Michael Carrion, Collegiate Judge
Rev. Raymond L. Harris, J.C.L., Advocate
Rev. Christopher P. Moore, Collegiate Judge
Deacon Anthony Norcio, J.C.L., Collegiate Judge
Rev. Jose Opalda, J.C.L., Defender of the Bond
Rev. D. Reginald Whitt, O.P., J.C.D.
Teresa Ewen, Ecclesiastical Notary
Kelsey LaCour, Ecclesiastical Notary
Susan Smith, Ecclesiastical Notary