Statement from Bishop Lynch on the Announcement of Changes to the Annulment Process from Pope Francis - “By now, most of you have heard that Pope Francis has “made annulment of marriages cheaper and easier,” as one news source hastily reported. This report has resulted in many questions concerning what was actually stated in the Pontiff’s Apostolic Letter issued motu proprio (of his own initiative), which was released on, September 8th, although... Read More
ESTATES/TRUSTS and SECURITIES/STOCK DONATIONS - The Tribunal is also charged with the administration of all bequests made to diocesan entities in the form of Estates and Trusts and Securities/Stock Donations in accordance with diocesan policy and procedures.
FEE UPDATE - Effective February 1, 2015, the fees for all Tribunal services were eliminated by direction of Bishop Robert N. Lynch. This does not apply to cases begun prior to this date. However, any remaining fees on cases currently in process will be disregarded.