Uncle Di nods
After I left my office last night, Uncle Di's evil twin logged onto the CWN account and posted a comment that contained a few mistakes. We have removed the offending comment, and subsequently are not posting the comments that several readers promptly sent, rightly taking us to task for the errors. But one point should certainly be clarified:
A declaration on nullity does not affect the legitimacy of any children born of that union since-- as one CWN reader aptly put it-- their parents were civilly and (to all appearances) ecclesiastically married.