I know a person who was married for 25 years and got an annulment. He was told by his pastor: "Oh, get the civil divorce first, then we'll start the annulment process..."
After all, it would look tacky if a person got an "annulment" and then could not get a civil divorce...
Now, are you trying to tell me that his wife was completely ignorant of what Catholic marriage entailed (she was protestant) for those 25 years?
Or maybe she awoke every morning and recited "I will never have children from this union. I never intended to, and never will."
After all, that is the logic the "tribunal" swallowed.
Can people really be that stupid??
The mark of True Catholicism is commitment to matrimony. Part of that is accepting the consequences of acting with passion rather than reason. Immature brats seek the easy way out, and want authority to sanction their perversity. Mature men and women take up the cross of distaste for their spouse and carry on, working to nurture a relationship, even if the other party is obstinate and spiteful.
"Annulments" are for