Favor of the Faith (Petrine Privilege)

The Favor of the Faith is a special process that exists for non-sacramental marriages in which one of the parties in a former marriage was not baptized. Please read our brief introduction to this process below. If the conditions that govern this process apply to your former marriage, please fill out the Favor of the Faith Petition Form with the help of a Case Sponsor. Be sure to follow all instructions carefully to avoid any delays in the acceptance and progression of your case. If you choose to fill this Petition out by hand, please make sure to write legibly.

Letter of Introduction 

Download the Favor of the Faith Petition Form (PDF - to print and fill out by hand)

Download the Favor of the Faith Petition Form (.doc file - to fill out electronically) *Make sure you are in "Print Layout" mode in order to maintain the correct formatting when printing.

Please always download forms from the website to ensure that you are using the most current.
If you have any questions or difficulties, email the Metropolitan Tribunal or call 713-807-9286.