Pope Francis suggests two factors for “so much resistance” with his intended reforms of canonical handling of marriages. From his off-the-cuff remarks a few days ago:
The pope also said he was saddened to see “resistance in some dioceses by some judicial vicars who with this reform would lose, I don’t know, a certain form of power because it became clear that he is not the judge, but the bishop is.”
How has this played out over the past five years? Any experiences out there? In my last diocese, I had heard of a situation in which a declaration of nullity was pulled back after it was given. Didn’t seem to be fair or in keeping with the 2015 documents reforming canon law.