Why can we not admit that once healthy marriages can for whatever reason die?
Why can't we let go of the ghost of Henry VIII and allow a divorce.
Why can we not admit that in many cases, not all, the current Church annulment process is dishonest. True or false, many if not most people think it is a “pay to play” scheme. As well intentioned as were the original efforts, it has not worked in all too many instances.
Perhaps because marriage annulments have nothing to do with what happens after the marriage begins. They are concerned with determining whether or not the marriage was valid at the time it occurred. They are fundamentally different from a civil divorce, most people's perceptions notwithstanding.