I can't help but wonder if this is a misprint in the first sentence of this atricle:
Pope Benedict XVI called on the Vatican's top Rota court today to keep making annulments of marriage the exception and maintain Church traditions that rule out de facto unions.
Shouldn't that say START MAKING? Think about it...more annulments have been granted in the last fourty years than ever before, and the Pope is calling us back to the traditional teachings of the Church. It's gotta be a misprint.