|Director:||Reverend Brian F. Hubka, JV|
|Staff:||Sister Carmelita Cusay, fmm, Auditor
Gloria Regush, JCL, Auditor
Susan Caulder, Office Assistant, Notary
Every diocesan Church is obliged to have a functioning Tribunal Office.
The Tribunal adjudicates requests for nullity of marriage.Specially trained staff – religious, clergy and lay persons - offer assistance to those who request a review of their former marriage in order to determine whether or not there are grounds acceptable in Church law for a declaration of nullity.
An investigation of this former union is done and on completion of the study, which follows a judicial process, it is declared whether or not nullity has been proven with moral certainty.
The guidelines used by the Tribunal are the gospel teaching of Jesus, and the law of the Catholic Church.
Pope Pius XI defined the role of the Tribunal in these words: "to care for the dignity of marriage; to work for the good of persons". The Tribunal works toward this end by striving to protect the rights of a man and a woman in a specific marital union as well as the rights of the Faith Community (the Church) which has been charged by Christ to be the guardian of the Sacraments, including matrimony.