Are children of an annulled marriage considered illegitimate?


Full Question

Are children of an annulled marriage considered illegitimate?

Answer

In his book Annulments and the Catholic Church, canon lawyer Edward Peters explains:

The granting of an annulment does nothing to affect the legitimacy of children. That status, to the scant degree it has any canonical significance, is determined prior to the time any questions of annulment are raised (117–19).