Daily Archives: January 24, 2013

January 25-Conversion of Saint Paul

Acts 22:3-16/9:1-22; Mk 16:15-18 OTHER HOMILY SOURCES WE celebrate today the feast of St. Paul’s conversion. Saul, the persecutor of the early Christian movement, was on his way to Damascus to capture those who followed Christ’s teachings there and to … Continue reading

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Canon 1161-1165

Art. 2. RADICAL SANATION Can.  1161 §1. The radical sanation of an invalid marriage is its convalidation without the renewal of consent, which is granted by competent authority and entails the dispensation from an impediment, if there is one, and … Continue reading

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Canon 1156-1160

CHAPTER X. THE CONVALIDATION OF MARRIAGE Art. 1. SIMPLE CONVALIDATION Can.  1156 §1. To convalidate a marriage which is invalid because of a diriment impediment, it is required that the impediment ceases or is dispensed and that at least the … Continue reading

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Canon 1151-1155

Art. 2. SEPARATION WITH THE BOND REMAINING Can.  1151 Spouses have the duty and right to preserve conjugal living unless a legitimate cause excuses them. Can.  1152 §1. Although it is earnestly recommended that a spouse, moved by Christian charity … Continue reading

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Canon 1141-1150

CHAPTER IX. THE SEPARATION OF SPOUSES Art. 1. DISSOLUTION OF THE BOND Can.  1141 A marriage that is ratum et consummatum can be dissolved by no human power and by no cause, except death. Can.  1142 For a just cause, … Continue reading

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Canon 1134-1140

CHAPTER VIII. THE EFFECTS OF MARRIAGE Can.  1134 From a valid marriage there arises between the spouses a bond which by its nature is perpetual and exclusive. Moreover, a special sacrament strengthens and, as it were, consecrates the spouses in … Continue reading

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Canon 1130-1133

CHAPTER VII. MARRIAGE CELEBRATED SECRETLY Can.  1130 For a grave and urgent cause, the local ordinary can permit a marriage to be celebrated secretly. Can.  1131 Permission to celebrate a marriage secretly entails the following: 1/ the investigations which must … Continue reading

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Canon 1124-1129

CHAPTER VI. MIXED MARRIAGES Can.  1124 Without express permission of the competent authority, a marriage is prohibited between two baptized persons of whom one is baptized in the Catholic Church or received into it after baptism and has not defected … Continue reading

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Canon 1108-1123

CHAPTER V. THE FORM OF THE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE Can.  1108 §1. Only those marriages are valid which are contracted before the local ordinary, pastor, or a priest or deacon delegated by either of them, who assist, and before two … Continue reading

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Canon 1095-1107

CHAPTER IV. MATRIMONIAL CONSENT Can.  1095 The following are incapable of contracting marriage: 1/ those who lack the sufficient use of reason; 2/ those who suVer from a grave defect of discretion of judgment concerning the essential matrimonial rights and … Continue reading

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Canon 1083-1094

CHAPTER III. SPECIFIC DIRIMENT IMPEDIMENTS Can.  1083 §1. A man before he has completed his sixteenth year of age and a woman before she has completed her fourteenth year of age cannot enter into a valid marriage. §2. The conference … Continue reading

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Canon 1073-1082

CHAPTER II. DIRIMENT IMPEDIMENTS IN GENERAL Can.  1073 A diriment impediment renders a person unqualified to contract marriage validly. Can.  1074 An impediment which can be proven in the external forum is considered to be public; otherwise it is occult. … Continue reading

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