Access options available:. Thus, we will approach the text primarily as an instruction issued by a dicastery of theApostolic See, one that is addressed to diocesan and interdiocesan tribunals. More specifically, this analysis will approach Dignitas connubii from two distinct perspectives. The first perspective focuses on the foundation of the text through its remote, proximate, and immediate origins. To approach this perspective clearly and systematically, we will first need to demonstrate the role of history in the application and interpretation of law. For an English translation with commentary, see, e.

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In , due to the significant increase in the number of cases before diocesan tribunals concerning marriage annulment, John Paul II requested that the norms and processes involved be collected together in a single document.

The purpose of the Instruction is to provide those who work in ecclesiastical tribunals with a practical document, a sort of vademecum that will serve as an easy guide to enable them to handle their work better in canonical processes of matrimonial nullity. The Instruction presents in a unified manner all that concerns the process of matrimonial nullity, as distinct from the Code of Canon Law in which the relative norms are dispersed throughout the various sections.

The Instruction also integrates the juridical developments that occurred in the period immediately following the promulgation of the Code. Prices quoted are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST.

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The knowledge of and familiarity with this Instruction may in the future also help ministers of the courts to streamline proceedings, often perceived by married couples as long and tiresome. I extend my cordial greetings to all of you who are participating in the international congress on the 10th anniversary of the publication of the Instruction Dignitas connubii on the treatment of the causes of marriage nullity in diocesan and interdiocesan tribunals. I greet the Fathers of the Faculty of Canon Law of the Pontifical Gregorian University who organized the congress with the sponsorship of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts and the Consociato internationalis studio iuris canonici promovendo. I greet all of you who have come from local Churches in various parts of the world and have actively participated and shared the experiences of your local tribunals. Such widespread participation in this meeting is an indication of the importance of the Instruction Dignitas connubii , which is not meant for the specialists of the law, but rather for those who work in the local tribunals.


Dignitas Connubii

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Ten Years After "Dignitas Connubii": In Search of Swift Solutions

Particular churches. Philosophy, theology, and fundamental theory of canon law. Juridic and physical persons. Associations of the faithful. Institute of consecrated life. Society of apostolic life. Dignitas connubii is an instruction issued by the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts on 25 January on the discipline to be observed in diocesan and interdiocesan tribunals regarding causes of the nullity of marriage.

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