To acquire a basic knowledge of the theological doctrine and canonical praxis about marriage.
Marriage in the Holy Scripture. Theological Doctrine of Marriage. Canonical laws on marriage: introductory canons; pastoral care and the prerequisites for the celebration of marriage; diriment impediments in general; individual diriment impediments; matrimonial consent; form of the celebration of marriage; mixed marriages; secret celebration of marriage; effects of marriage; the separation of spouses; dissolution of the bond; separation while the bond remains; validation of marriage; simple validation; retroactive validation. Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course, students will have acquired basic knowledge of the scriptural teachings, the theological doctrines and the juridical norms about marriage. The acquisition of the general knowledge will help the students to: interpret basic ecclesiastical doctrine and laws about marriage and be enabled to apply them in day-to-day cases in their ministry. This objective will be fulfilled by: attendance and active participation in the class; personal reading especially of the indicated bibliography; and related class activities as will be indicated from time to time.
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