To go through the annulment process can be a sign of great love for your intended spouse. Related resources: Divorce and Beyond, a book offering a ten-session program to guide people through the grieving process of a divorce. I am a divorced Catholic who would like to remarry in the Catholic Church. Unless your former spouse has died, you will need to obtain an annulment. I am not a Catholic but I plan to marry a Catholic.We have been told that I need to obtain an annulment before we can marry in the Catholic Church.The name "Catholic Church" for the whole church is used in the 1990 Catechism of the Catholic Church, the 1983 Code of Canon Law, the documents of the 1962-65 Second Vatican Council, and numerous other official documents."I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on Earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in heaven." Jesus to Peter in the Gospel of Matthew, The crossed gold and silver keys of the Holy See symbolise the keys of Simon Peter, representing the power of the papal office to loose and bind.
Most religious institutes only have male or female members but some have both.The Virgin Mary is venerated in the Catholic Church as Mother of God and Queen of Heaven, honoured in dogmas and devotions.Its teaching includes sanctification through faith and evangelisation of the Gospel and Catholic social teaching, which emphasises support for the sick, the poor, and the afflicted through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.The Catholic Church shared communion with the Eastern Orthodox Church until the East–West Schism in 1054, disputing particularly the authority of the Pope, as well as with the Oriental Orthodox churches prior to the Chalcedonian schism in 451 over differences in Christology.Catholics live all over the world through missions, diaspora, and conversions. The Church believes that God, the author of marriage, established it as a permanent union.