of Catholic Marriage
For those Catholic men and women contemplating marriage,
this page provides the Church law regarding marriage, as well as the Church's
exhortation and instruction for having a holy and happy marriage.
Even for already married couples, a studied review of
this material will help you to advance in holiness.
Legislation under the Code of Canon Law
Nature of Marriage, The Canons, The Sacrament,
The Priest, Witnesses, Records, "Divine, Ecclesiastical and Civil
given from the priest to a Catholic couple to be
married. Gives duties towards God, each other, children, parents
Blood Lines (chart)
Marriage Relationships and Impediments based on the
degree of sanguinity.
Without a Pastor
how a Catholic man and woman may marry when no
pastor is available.
the Church discourages the marriage of Catholics
Marriage Promises Form (MS Word format)
- Before a dispensation to a mixed marriage, the "promises" must
be signed by both the non-Catholic and Catholic party.
Questionnaire (MS Word format)
- Before an upcoming wedding, the priest must determine
if there are any impediments to the marriage. This form will be used by the
priest as a checklist.