To acquire a basic knowledge of the theological doctrine and canonical praxis about marriage (CIC/1983, Book IV: Sacraments – Sacrament of marriage; Book VII: Processes; related canons in CCEO/1990).
1. Marriage Law in the history of the Church. 2. Sacrament of marriage in Canon Law: Pastoral care before marriage. Impediments and dispensations. Form of marriage. Inter-ritual celebrations of marriage. Mixed marriage and secret marriage. Matrimonial consent. Effects of marriage. 3. Dissolution of marriage. Privilege of faith. 4. Convalidation: Simple convalidation. Sanatio in radice. 5. Annulments a procedural law. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students are expected to: Define and explain the history, the theological doctrines and the juridical norms of matrimony in the Church; interpret basic ecclesiastical doctrine and norms of matrimony and apply them in pastoral service for spouses in parishes; distinguish between different cases of Catholic spouses, mixed marriages and inter-ritual marriage and to deal with the canonical consequences for a valid marriage in Church; recognize impediments, lack of form and lack of consent in different cases; identify the pre-conditions for annulment cases.
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