- Posted by Mary's Advocates
- On September 8, 2014
Cardinal Raymond Burke has emphasized that, if done properly, the ordinary contentious process elaborated in Dignitas Connubii is not terribly time consuming. He says that it is not the process that is problematic, but the lack of trained personnel ready to execute the process. This begs the question. Are the personnel disregarding the procedural requirements in Canon Law and Dignitas Connubii because they do not know the process, do not want to follow it, or are are put in the impossible situation of not having enough staff to follow it?
Mary’s Advocates sent to the eleven members on the commission to reform the annulment process, the bilingual “Proposal: Case Management System for Annulment Process.” With a secure international internet-hosted system, parties and witness could participate much more easily, either from their home phone or computer or a nearby parish computer. Subject matter experts on particular grounds for nullity could work on cases for various dioceses. Time and expense for travel and postal service could virtually be eliminated. Uniformity in procedures that ensure the right of defense, could be built into a system, and the Holy See could use the system to communicate directly with diocese staff working on nullity cases. On the appellate level, all the correspondence of the case could be accessible instantly.
See PDF of Proposal HERE