Divorced, Remarried, and Canon Lawyers

The Tablet reported on a Würzburg, Germany poll in which divorced and remarried Catholics, by a wide margin, think canonical practice on receiving Communion should change.

I’m not a believer in making policy by polls.

That said, what do you suppose would happen to the canon law staff of the Church if annulments were no longer needed? Reassignment into parishes and other efforts? What about canon law programs in institutions of higher learning? If it happened today, how many canon lawyers would be in the episcopacy in a half-century?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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