You are to be commended for taking this first step in clarifying your marital status in the Catholic Church.  We hope that this process will be a time of healing and spiritual growth.  The Church believes that marriage is indissoluble, and that it affects the family, society and the Church.  The law of the Church states (Canon 1055): “The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring.”  This teaching forms the basis of the Tribunal’s investigation.
Regrettably, divorce is a reality of our times.  Divorce is always difficult, both for the parties and for any children involved, and it can affect a person’s standing regarding the sacramental life of the Church.  Catholics and non-Catholics alike have the right to ask the officials of the Church to investigate the possibility of the nullity of their marriage. 

To begin the process please call the Parish office @ 225-647-5321.

Here are some resources we found to answer some questions about Annulment