I went to "ask a priest" online. Annulment in the catholic faith has nothing to do with legitimacy of the children according to that website. If he has neglected a part of the marriage whatever that may be a priest will be able to determine if that is grounds for an annulment. Thanks!
wow, you're right, I looked and found this info online....
QUESTION: Will my children be illegitimate if my marriage is annulled?
Answer: NO! This is a grave misconception. The marital status of the parents does not affect the status of the children. All children are created in God's image and have equal status in the church. Neither civil law nor church law considers the children of an annulled marriage illegitimate. Nor does the annulment imply that the children were not the fruit of a genuine human love. Annulment is simply a decision on the circumstances surrounding a marriage that could prevent that marriage from being a sacramental marriage.
I really don't understand that though...for catholics, if the marriage wasn't a sacrament, then it wasn't a marriage...
Maybe I see the point that catholics look at people of another religion, or atheists, and acknowledge their kids are legit.
But, it still doesn't make sense to me.