Secretariat for Canonical Affairs / Tribunal

Mission Statement of the Tribunal Office

The Diocesan Tribunal has as its mission to carry out the judicial processes of the Church.  In exercising this Office, the tribunal personnel primarily are involved with marriage annulments, that is, determining whether a failed marriage was a true marriage as described by the Church.  In this role, the staff strives to treat all persons, no matter what their religious tradition, with dignity and respect.
In addition, the canon lawyers serve as canonical consultants for the Diocese and are especially concerned with upholding the rights of all persons in the Church.