When i gave voice to my concerns over Pope Francis' annulment reforms and their potential for abuse (certainty in some places) a number of people responded to me with links and quotes from positive articles from some prominent canon lawyers.
I was also repeatedly reminded that I am not a canon lawyer and therefore could not possibly offer an informed opinion. I reject this kind of credentialism that pretends that only experts in avils can judge the negative impacts of anvils falling on your toe.
But I note with interest that some of the very same canon lawyers who initially expressed some support for the reforms, are now growing very concerned. Rorate Caeli has done us a service by collecting and documenting the shifting analysis of these experts.
I urge everyone to read this article as these prominent canon lawyers express their growing alarm over these reforms.