Rev. Mark Pautler, JCL
Judicial Vicar, Chancellor
The Marriage Tribunal serves Catholics who have divorced and wish to remarry; divorced persons desiring to marry a Catholic; married persons entering the Catholic Church, who need clarification of the canonical status of their marriage. Divorced persons cannot marry in the Catholic Church without a declaration of nullity for previous unions. A person in need of an annulment should consult with his/her parish priest before a proposed marriage for assistance in submitting a petition for nullity to the Marriage Tribunal. See Frequently asked questions regarding Divorce, Annulments and Remarriage in the Catholic Church
The Chancellor maintains the Policy Manual for the Diocese. This on-line manual may be consulted for information, guidance, norms and statutes, especially concerning particular laws and canonical entities of the Diocese of Spokane. The Judicial Vicar/Chancellor provides guidance for the interpretation and application of canon law and diocesan policies. See Diocesan Policy Manual
For questions concerning Catholic School Policies, see Diocesan School Advisory Council. For questions about the Safe Environment program for the protection of children and youth, see Safe Environment Program for Children & Youth.
The Archive of the Diocese is maintained under the supervision of the Chancellor. See Archives