There is a falsehood that pervades the annulment issue that an annulment makes children of the marriage illegitimate.. This is NOT true.. legitimacy is a CIVIL issue.. If a couple is NOT CIVILLY married at the time of the birth of a child, the child is considered illegitimate.. If a child is born of a marriage contracted CIVILLY it is legitimate.. If a child is born within any marriage sacramental or civil it is legitimate.. But if an annulment is obtained proving the marriage is not sacramental the status of the child DOES NOT CHANGE and become illegitimate because the marriage was still contracted legally and civilly, though not sacramentally.. Kathy is correct in what she posted.
BINGO! I agree. I never mentioned legitimacy....read my previous post. Do you think I said anything about legitimacy? If so...you cant read!
Yes, you are right, I misread your post, but no need to get upset (the CAPS)! Anyway, I guess that the annulled parents could instruct their children about the annulment process, but I really don't feel that it is the children's business to know the details, just as I doubt that many children have read their parents' divorce decree. This (the annulment) is something between the married couple, the Church, and God, imho.