Frank Elias

The Dissolution of Marriage Bond in the Discipline of the Church and Its Application

Come distinguere tra un caso di privilegio paolino da uno in favorem fidei? Che cosa significa consumazione non-humano modo? Cosa si intende per un “atto per se idoneo” alla procreazione? Il libro risponde a tutte queste domande ed è uno strumento di lavoro indispensabile per tutti coloro che lavorano nei tribunali ecclesiastici, insegnano nei seminari maggiori o sono studenti di diritto canonico. Il volume non solo esplora in dettaglio la disciplina della Chiesa sullo scioglimento del vincolo matrimoniale (casi di matrimonio non consumato, di privilegio Paolino, situazioni di poligamia/poliandria, prigionia/persecuzione e favor fidei) ma fornisce anche passo per passo le procedure da seguire in concreto. How to distinguish between a Pauline privilege and a favorem fidei case? Which are the possible favorem fidei cases? What is non-humano modo consummation? What is meant by “an act in itself apt” for the procreation? This volume has it all. If you are working in Ecclesiastical tribunals, teaching in major seminaries or if you are a post-graduate specializing in canon law then this book is highly recommended. The book not only studies the Church discipline on dissolution of marriage bond – i.e., non-consummated marriage, Pauline privilege, polygamy/polyandry, captivity/persecution and favour of the faith – in detail, but also provides a step-bystep application of the procedures. The instruction of a case for dissolution of marriage bond is more complex today than a few decades ago. Tribunals are presented with customary marriages without any documentary proof of the marriage. Then, there are customary divorce procedures, like the talaq among Muslims, which again have no documentary evidence. This book certainly provides the tribunal ministers with the much needed assistance.