Metropolitan Tribunal


The staff of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis welcomes you.  Perhaps you are seeking an annulment and have questions or you are curious about the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage and the annulment process?  As a Tribunal ministry, we are committed to serve you in the best possible manner and hope that you find the resources of this website helpful.  Among the information contained on this website that may be helpful, you will find:

Of course, you can contact us directly at any time for further information at 317-236-1460 or  Any of our staff will gladly assist you.

Latest Updates

Welcome to the Canon Law Society!

Greetings to Attendees of the 2017 Canon Law Society Annual Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis downtownOn behalf of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, we welcome you to Indianapolis for the 2017 Canon Law Society of America Annual Convention.  We hope you will find our beautiful city hospitable and full of interest for your stay in October.  Here are several links that you may want to check out in planning your visit:


The Eiteljorg Museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, and the NCAA Hall of Champions are all within walking distance of the Indianapolis downtown area.  Adjacent to the hotel is The Circle Center Mall,, which has great shopping and restaurants.  St. John the Evangelist,, our place of worship on Wednesday evening, is also a 5-minute walk from the hotel.  If you are an NFL fan, the Indianapolis Colts will be hosting Monday Night Football on Monday, October 16th, playing the Tennessee Titans.  The stadium is also within walking distance from the hotel.

The entire staff of the Metropolitan Tribunal is ready to assist you with any questions you may have about your upcoming visit.  Please feel free to contact Fr. Joseph Newton at 317-592-4004 or Ann Tully at 317-236-1471.  We look forward to your visit and to our time together at the convention.  Safe travels!


Your word is a lamp for my steps,
a light for my path.
I have sworn firmly
to uphold your just rulings.

I have suffered so much,
give me the life you promise.
Receive, Lord, all that I say,
and teach me your wisdom.

Though danger stalks,
I will never forget your law.
Though the wicked set traps,
I will not stray from you.

Your laws are my heritage,
the joy of my heart for ever.
I am determined to obey
for a lasting reward.

— Psalm 119: 105-112


Our mission statement

We, the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, called to share in the prophetic and reconciling ministry of Jesus and the Church, strive to:

  • Uphold the Gospel teaching on the sanctity and dignity of marriage
  • Safeguard the rights of individuals and the common good
  • Seek truth and justice in all judicial matters.

We do this primarily by investigating and judging in accord with the procedural law and jurisprudence of the Church the cases which come properly to us, notably, cases of nullity or dissolution of marriage.

Above all, we commit ourselves to act with compassion, charity and concern for the salvation of souls -- the supreme law of the Church.

Contact information

Metropolitan Tribunal
1400 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
317-236-1460 | Fax: 317-236-7318

Local site Links: