Marriage laws of the Catholic Church
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Marriage laws of the Catholic Church a brief statement of substantive principles together with a description of the procedure followed by church courts. by

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Published by Christian Family Movement in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.,
  • Marriage (Canon law)

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Paginationvi, 21 p. ;
Number of Pages21
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Open LibraryOL18064768M

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In Marriage and the Catholic Church Michael Lawler confronts the difficult questions in the Catholic theology of marriage. Lawler, among the leading Catholic voices on the theology of marriage, does not shy away from the difficult questions, but confronts them honestly, historically accurately, and  › Books › Self-Help › Relationships. The Catholic Church and Marriage. Marriage is an intimate community of life and love, established by the Creator and endowed by Him with its own proper laws. God, Himself, is the author of marriage. The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the Hand of the Creator. Marriage is not purely a human   In the Catholic Church, however, marriage is more than a natural institution; it was elevated by Christ Himself, in His participation in the wedding at Cana (John ), to be one of the seven sacraments. A marriage between two Christians, therefore, Why does the church teach that marriage is a sacrament? The sacraments make Christ present in our midst. Like the other sacraments, marriage is not just for the good of individuals, or the couple, but for the community as a whole. The Catholic Church teaches that marriage between two baptized persons is a sacrament. The More →

  The Church, therefore, discourages them and requires a Catholic who wishes to marry an unbaptized person to receive a special dispensation from his or her bishop. Still, if the dispensation is granted, a non-sacramental marriage is valid and can take place inside of a Catholic ://   Preparing for marriage in the Catholic Church usually begins by contacting the parish of your choice in which you wish to get married. Most often this would be one of the spouse’s home parish or the parish that one or both currently attend. You might speak to the priest or a someone on staff who coordinates weddings to initiate the ://    In the Latin Rite the celebration of marriage between two Catholic faithful normally takes place during Holy Mass, because of the connection of all the sacraments with the Paschal mystery of Christ. In the Eucharist the memorial of the New Covenant is realized, the New Covenant in which Christ has united himself for ever to the Church As regards marriage with an infidel, the early Church did not consider such unions invalid, especially when a person had been converted to the faith after such marriage. It was hoped that the converted wife or husband would be the means of bringing the other party to the knowledge of the true faith, or at least of safeguarding the Catholic

  Marriage vows have been around for ages—possibly even thousands of years, even before the concept of Catholic vows for marriage came into the picture.. The modern concept of Christian marriage vows has its roots in a 17th-century publication commissioned by James I, titled the Anglican Book of Common ://   Canon A marriage between catholics, or between a catholic party and a baptised non-catholic, is to be celebrated in the parish church. By permission of the local Ordinary or of the parish priest, it may be celebrated in another church or :// Marriage A Sacrament. Sacramental dignity, with all the special graces that adhere to any sacrament, was conferred on marriage by Christ. Indeed, St. Paul calls marriage “a great sacrament” placing it above others. When Christ wished to give a sign of the union that exists between Him and His Church, he chose the sacred union of a married Because marriage is placed within the saving mystery of Jesus Christ, Catholics recognize it as a sacrament. It is a means through which husbands and wives grow in love for one another and for their children, become holy and obtain eternal life. For further reading: Catechism of the Catholic Church