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CanonLaw

OUTLINE
OF THE
 CODE OF CANON LAW
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 BOOK I :

      GENERAL NORMS
      TITLE I: ECCLESIASTICAL LAWS
      TITLE II: CUSTOM
      TITLE III: GENERAL DECREES AND INSTRUCTIONS
      TITLE IV: SINGULAR ADMINISTRATIVE ACTS
           CHAPTER I : COMMON NORMS
           CHAPTER II : SINGULAR DECREES AND PRECEPTS
           CHAPTER III : RESCRIPTS
           CHAPTER IV : PRIVILEGES
           CHAPTER V : DISPENSATIONS
      TITLE V: STATUTES AND ORDINANCES
      TITLE VI: PHYSICAL AND JURIDICAL PERSONS
           CHAPTER I : THE CANONICAL STATUS OF PHYSICAL PERSONS
           CHAPTER II : JURIDICAL PERSONS
      TITLE VII: JURIDICAL ACTS
      TITLE VIII: POWER OF GOVERNANCE
      TITLE IX: ECCLESIASTICAL OFFICES
           CHAPTER I : THE PROVISION OF ECCLESIASTICAL OFFICE
                ARTICLE 1: FREE CONFERRAL
                ARTICLE 2: PRESENTATION
                ARTICLE 3: ELECTION
                ARTICLE 4: POSTULATION
           CHAPTER II : LOSS OF ECCLESIASTICAL OFFICE
                ARTICLE 1: RESIGNATION
                ARTICLE 2: TRANSFER
                ARTICLE 3: REMOVAL
                ARTICLE 4: DEPRIVATION
      TITLE X: PRESCRIPTION
      TITLE XI: THE RECKONING OF TIME

               BOOK II : THE PEOPLE OF GOD

      PART I : CHRIST'S FAITHFUL
           TITLE I : THE OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS OF ALL CHRIST'S FAITHFUL
           TITLE II: THE OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS OF THE LAY MEMBERS OF
           CHRIST'S FAITHFUL
           TITLE III: SACRED MINISTERS OR CLERICS
                CHAPTER I : THE FORMATION OF CLERICS
                CHAPTER II : THE ENROLMENT OR INCARDINATION OF
                CLERICS
                CHAPTER III : THE OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS OF CLERICS
                CHAPTER IV : LOSS OF THE CLERICAL STATE
           TITLE IV: PERSONAL PRELATURES
           TITLE V: ASSOCIATIONS OF CHRIST'S FAITHFUL
                CHAPTER I : COMMON NORMS
                CHAPTER II : PUBLIC ASSOCIATIONS OF CHRIST'S FAITHFUL
                CHAPTER III : PRIVATE ASSOCIATIONS OF CHRIST'S FAITHFUL
                CHAPTER IV : SPECIAL NORMS FOR LAY ASSOCIATIONS
      PART II : THE HIERARCHICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH
           SECTION I: THE SUPREME AUTHORITY OF THE CHURCH
                CHAPTER I : THE ROMAN PONTIFF AND THE COLLEGE OF
                BISHOPS
                     ARTICLE 1: THE ROMAN PONTIFF
                     ARTICLE 2: THE COLLEGE OF BISHOPS
                CHAPTER II : THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS
                CHAPTER III : THE CARDINALS OF THE HOLY ROMAN CHURCH
                CHAPTER IV : THE ROMAN CURIA
                CHAPTER V : PAPAL LEGATES
           SECTION II : PARTICULAR CHURCHES AND THEIR GROUPINGS
                TITLE I : PARTICULAR CHURCHES AND THE AUTHORITY
                CONSTITUTED WITHIN THEM
                     CHAPTER I : PARTICULAR CHURCHES
                     CHAPTER II : BISHOPS
                     ARTICLE 1: BISHOPS IN GENERAL
                     ARTICLE 2: DIOCESAN BISHOPS
                     ARTICLE 3: COADJUTOR AND AUXILIARY BISHOPS
                     CHAPTER III : THE IMPEDED OR VACANT SEE
                     ARTICLE 1: THE IMPEDED SEE
                     ARTICLE 2: THE VACANT SEE
                TITLE II: GROUPINGS OF PARTICULAR CHURCHES
                     CHAPTER I : ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCES AND
                     ECCLESIASTICAL REGIONS
                     CHAPTER II : METROPOLITANS
                     CHAPTER III : PARTICULAR COUNCILS
                     CHAPTER IV : EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES
                TITLE III : THE INTERNAL ORDERING OF PARTICULAR
                CHURCHES
                     CHAPTER I : THE DIOCESAN SYNOD
                     CHAPTER II : THE DIOCESAN CURIA
                     ARTICLE 1: VICARS GENERAL AND EPISCOPAL VICARS
                     ARTICLE 2: THE CHANCELLOR, OTHER NOTARIES AND
                     THE ARCHIVES
                     ARTICLE 3: THE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND THE
                     FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR
                     CHAPTER III : THE COUNCIL OF PRIESTS AND THE
                     COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS
                     CHAPTER IV : THE CHAPTER OF CANONS
                     CHAPTER V : THE PASTORAL COUNCIL
                     CHAPTER VI : PARISHES, PARISH PRIESTS AND ASSISTANT
                     PRIESTS
                     CHAPTER VII : VICARS FORANE
                     CHAPTER VIII : RECTORS OF CHURCHES AND CHAPLAINS
                     ARTICLE 1: RECTORS OF CHURCHES
                     ARTICLE 2: CHAPLAINS
      PART III : INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE AND SOCIETIES OF
      APOSTOLIC LIFE
           SECTION I: INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE
                TITLE I: NORMS COMMON TO ALL INSTITUTES OF
                CONSECRATED LIFE
                TITLE II: RELIGIOUS INSTITUTES
                     CHAPTER I : RELIGIOUS HOUSES AND THEIR
                     ESTABLISHMENT AND SUPPRESSION
                     CHAPTER II : THE GOVERNANCE OF INSTITUTES
                     ARTICLE 1: SUPERIORS AND COUNCILS
                     ARTICLE 2: CHAPTERS
                     ARTICLE 3: TEMPORAL GOODS AND THEIR
                     ADMINISTRATION
                     CHAPTER III : THE ADMISSION OF CANDIDATES AND THE
                     FORMATION OF MEMBERS
                     ARTICLE 1: ADMISSION TO THE NOVITIATE
                     ARTICLE 2: THE NOVITIATE AND THE FORMATION OF
                     NOVICES
                     ARTICLE 3: RELIGIOUS PROFESSION
                     ARTICLE 4: THE FORMATION OF RELIGIOUS
                     CHAPTER IV : THE OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS OF
                     INSTITUTES AND OF THEIR MEMBERS
                     CHAPTER V : THE APOSTOLATE OF INSTITUTES
                     CHAPTER VI : THE SEPARATION OF MEMBERS FROM THE
                     INSTITUTE
                     ARTICLE 1: TRANSFER TO ANOTHER INSTITUTE
                     ARTICLE 2: DEPARTURE FROM THE INSTITUTE
                     ARTICLE 3: THE DISMISSAL OF MEMBERS
                     CHAPTER VII : RELIGIOUS RAISED TO THE EPISCOPATE
                     CHAPTER VIII : CONFERENCES OF MAJOR SUPERIORS
                TITLE III: SECULAR INSTITUTES
           SECTION II: SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE

                              BOOK III

      THE TEACHING OFFICE OF THE CHURCH
      TITLE I: THE MINISTRY OF THE DIVINE WORD
           CHAPTER I : PREACHING THE WORD OF GOD
           CHAPTER II : CATECHETICAL FORMATION
      TITLE II: THE MISSIONARY ACTIVITY OF THE CHURCH
      TITLE III: CATHOLIC EDUCATION
           CHAPTER I : SCHOOLS
           CHAPTER II : CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER INSTITUTES OF
           HIGHER STUDIES
           CHAPTER III : ECCLESIASTICAL UNIVERSITIES AND FACULTIES
      TITLE IV : THE MEANS OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATION AND BOOKS IN
      PARTICULAR
      TITLE V: THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

                               BOOK IV

      The Sanctifying Office Of The Church
      PART I : THE SACRAMENTS
           TITLE I: BAPTISM
                CHAPTER I : THE CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM
                CHAPTER II : THE MINISTER OF BAPTISM
                CHAPTER III : THE PERSONS TO BE BAPTISED
                CHAPTER IV : SPONSORS
                CHAPTER V : PROOF AND REGISTRATION OF BAPTISM
           TITLE II: THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
                CHAPTER I : THE CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION
                CHAPTER II : THE MINISTER OF CONFIRMATION
                CHAPTER III : THE PERSONS TO BE CONFIRMED
                CHAPTER IV : SPONSORS
                CHAPTER V : PROOF AND REGISTRATION OF CONFIRMATION
           TITLE III: THE BLESSED EUCHARIST
                CHAPTER I : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST
                     ARTICLE 1: THE MINISTER OF THE BLESSED EUCHARIST
                     ARTICLE 2: PARTICIPATION IN THE BLESSED EUCHARIST
                     ARTICLE 3: THE RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE
                     EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION
                     ARTICLE 4: THE TIME AND PLACE OF THE EUCHARISTIC
                     CELEBRATION
                CHAPTER II : THE RESERVATION AND VENERATION OF THE
                BLESSED EUCHARIST
                CHAPTER III : THE OFFERING MADE FOR THE CELEBRATION OF
                MASS
           TITLE IV: THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
                CHAPTER I : THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT
                CHAPTER II : THE MINISTER OF THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
                CHAPTER III : THE PENITENT
                CHAPTER IV : INDULGENCES
           TITLE V : THE SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK
                CHAPTER I : THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT
                CHAPTER II : THE MINISTER OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK
                CHAPTER III : THOSE TO BE ANOINTED
           TITLE VI: ORDERS
                CHAPTER I : THE CELEBRATION OF ORDINATION AND THE
                MINISTER
                CHAPTER II : THOSE TO BE ORDAINED
                     ARTICLE 1: THE REQUIREMENTS IN THOSE TO BE
                     ORDAINED
                     ARTICLE 2: PREREQUISITES FOR ORDINATION
                     ARTICLE 3: IRREGULARITIES AND OTHER IMPEDIMENTS
                     ARTICLE 4: DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AND THE
                     INVESTIGATION
                CHAPTER III : THE REGISTRATION AND EVIDENCE OF
                ORDINATION
           TITLE VII: MARRIAGE
                CHAPTER I : PASTORAL CARE AND THE PREREQUISITES FOR
                THE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE
                CHAPTER II : DIRIMENT IMPEDIMENTS IN GENERAL
                CHAPTER III : INDIVIDUAL DIRIMENT IMPEDIMENTS
                CHAPTER IV : MATRIMONIAL CONSENT
                CHAPTER V : THE FORM OF THE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE
                CHAPTER VI : MIXED MARRIAGES
                CHAPTER VII : THE SECRET CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE
                CHAPTER VIII : THE EFFECTS OF MARRIAGE
                CHAPTER IX : THE SEPARATION OF THE SPOUSES
                     ARTICLE 1: THE DISSOLUTION OF THE BOND
                     ARTICLE 2: SEPARATION WHILE THE BOND REMAINS
                CHAPTER X : THE VALIDATION OF MARRIAGE
                     ARTICLE 1: SIMPLE VALIDATION
                     ARTICLE 2: RETROACTIVE VALIDATION
      PART II : THE OTHER ACTS OF DIVINE WORSHIP
           TITLE I: SACRAMENTALS
           TITLE II: THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS
           TITLE III: CHURCH FUNERALS
                CHAPTER I : THE CELEBRATION OF FUNERALS
                CHAPTER II : THOSE TO WHOM CHURCH FUNERALS ARE TO BE
                ALLOWED OR DENIED
           TITLE IV : THE CULT OF THE SAINTS, OF SACRED IMAGES AND OF
           RELICS
           TITLE V: VOWS AND OATHS
                CHAPTER I : VOWS
                CHAPTER II : OATHS
      PART III : SACRED PLACES AND TIMES
           TITLE I: SACRED PLACES
                CHAPTER I : CHURCHES
                CHAPTER II : ORATORIES AND PRIVATE CHAPELS
                CHAPTER III : SHRINES
                CHAPTER IV : ALTARS
                CHAPTER V : CEMETERIES
           TITLE II: SACRED TIMES
                CHAPTER I : FEAST DAYS
                CHAPTER II : DAYS OF PENANCE

                                BOOK V

      The Temporal Goods Of The Church
      TITLE I: THE ACQUISITION OF GOODS
      TITLE II: THE ADMINISTRATION OF GOODS
      TITLE III: CONTRACTS AND ESPECIALLY ALIENATION
      TITLE IV : PIOUS DISPOSITIONS IN GENERAL AND PIOUS FOUNDATIONS

         BOOK VI : SANCTIONS IN THE CHURCH

      PART I : OFFENCES AND PUNISHMENTS IN GENERAL
           TITLE I: THE PUNISHMENT OF OFFENCES
           TITLE II: PENAL LAW AND PENAL PRECEPT
           TITLE III: THOSE WHO ARE LIABLE TO PENAL SANCTIONS
           TITLE IV: PENALTIES AND OTHER PUNISHMENTS
                CHAPTER I : CENSURES
                CHAPTER II : EXPIATORY PENALTIES
                CHAPTER III : PENAL REMEDIES AND PENANCES
           TITLE V: THE APPLICATION OF PENALTIES
           TITLE VI: THE CESSATION OF PENALTIES
      PART II : PENALTIES FOR PARTICULAR OFFENCES
           TITLE I: OFFENCES AGAINST RELIGION AND THE UNITY OF THE
           CHURCH
           TITLE II : OFFENCES AGAINST CHURCH AUTHORITIES AND THE
           FREEDOM OF THE CHURCH
           TITLE III : USURPATION OF ECCLESIASTICAL OFFICES AND
           OFFENCES COMMITTED IN THEIR EXERCISE
           TITLE IV: THE OFFENCE OF FALSEHOOD
           TITLE V : OFFENCES AGAINST SPECIAL OBLIGATIONS
           TITLE VI : OFFENCES AGAINST HUMAN LIFE AND LIBERTY
           TITLE VII: GENERAL NORM

                     BOOK VII : PROCESSES

      PART I : TRIALS IN GENERAL
           TITLE I: THE COMPETENT FORUM
           TITLE II : DIFFERENT GRADES AND KINDS OF TRIBUNALS
                CHAPTER I : THE TRIBUNAL OF FIRST INSTANCE
                     ARTICLE 1 : THE JUDGE
                     ARTICLE 2: AUDITORS AND RELATORS
                     ARTICLE 3: THE PROMOTOR OF JUSTICE, THE DEFENDER
                     OF THE BOND AND THE NOTARY
                CHAPTER II : THE TRIBUNAL OF SECOND INSTANCE
                CHAPTER III : THE TRIBUNALS OF THE APOSTOLIC SEE
           TITLE III : THE DISCIPLINE TO BE OBSERVED IN TRIBUNALS
                CHAPTER I : THE DUTIES OF THE JUDGES AND OF THE
                OFFICERS OF THE TRIBUNAL
                CHAPTER II : THE ORDERING OF THE HEARING
                CHAPTER III : TIME LIMITS AND POSTPONEMENTS
                CHAPTER IV : THE PLACE OF TRIAL
                CHAPTER V : THOSE WHO MAY BE ADMITTED TO THE COURT
                AND THE MANNER OF COMPILING AND PRESERVING THE
                ACTS
           TITLE IV: THE PARTIES IN THE CASE
                CHAPTER I : THE PLAINTIFF AND THE RESPONDENT
                CHAPTER II : PROCURATORS AND ADVOCATES
           TITLE V: ACTIONS AND EXCEPTIONS
                CHAPTER I : ACTIONS AND EXCEPTIONS IN GENERAL
                CHAPTER II : ACTIONS AND EXCEPTIONS IN PARTICULAR
      PART II : THE CONTENTIOUS TRIAL
           SECTION I: THE ORDINARY CONTENTIOUS TRIAL
                TITLE I: THE INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE
                     CHAPTER I : THE PETITION INTRODUCING THE SUIT
                     CHAPTER II : THE SUMMONS AND THE INTIMATION OF
                     JUDICIAL ACTS
                TITLE II: THE JOINDER OF THE ISSUE
                TITLE III: THE TRIAL OF THE ISSUE
                TITLE IV: PROOFS
                     CHAPTER I : THE DECLARATIONS OF THE PARTIES
                     CHAPTER II : DOCUMENTARY PROOF
                     ARTICLE 1: THE NATURE AND RELIABILITY OF
                     DOCUMENTS
                     ARTICLE 2: THE PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS
                     CHAPTER III : WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY
                     ARTICLE 1: THOSE WHO CAN BE WITNESSES
                     ARTICLE 2: THE INTRODUCTION AND THE EXCLUSION OF
                     WITNESSES
                     ARTICLE 3: THE EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES
                     ARTICLE 4: THE CREDIBILITY OF EVIDENCE
                     CHAPTER IV : EXPERTS
                     CHAPTER V : JUDICIAL ACCESS AND INSPECTION
                     CHAPTER VI : PRESUMPTIONS
                TITLE V: INCIDENTAL MATTERS
                     CHAPTER I : THE NON­APPEARANCE OF PARTIES
                     CHAPTER II : THE INTERVENTION OF A THIRD PARTY IN A
                     CASE
                TITLE VI: THE PUBLICATION OF THE ACTS, THE CONCLUSION
                OF THE CASE AND THE PLEADINGS
                TITLE VII : THE PRONOUNCEMENTS OF THE JUDGE
                TITLE VIII: CHALLENGING THE JUDGEMENT
                     CHAPTER I : THE PLAINT OF NULLITY OF THE JUDGEMENT
                     CHAPTER II : THE APPEAL
                TITLE IX: ADJUDGED MATTER AND TOTAL REINSTATEMENT
                     CHAPTER I : ADJUDGED MATTER
                     CHAPTER II : TOTAL REINSTATEMENT
                TITLE X : JUDICIAL EXPENSES AND FREE LEGAL AID
                TITLE XI: THE EXECUTION OF THE JUDGEMENT
           SECTION II: THE ORAL CONTENTIOUS PROCESS
      PART III : CERTAIN SPECIAL PROCESSES
           TITLE I: MATRIMONIAL PROCESSES
                CHAPTER I : CASES CONCERNING THE DECLARATION OF
                NULLITY OF MARRIAGE
                     ARTICLE 1: THE COMPETENT FORUM
                     ARTICLE 2: THE RIGHT TO CHALLENGE THE VALIDITY OF
                     MARRIAGE
                     ARTICLE 3: THE DUTIES OF THE JUDGES
                     ARTICLE 4: PROOFS
                     ARTICLE 5: THE JUDGEMENT AND THE APPEAL
                     ARTICLE 6: THE DOCUMENTARY PROCESS
                     ARTICLE 7: GENERAL NORMS
                CHAPTER II : CASES CONCERNING THE SEPARATION OF
                SPOUSES
                CHAPTER III : THE PROCESS FOR THE DISPENSATION FROM A
                RATIFIED AND NON­CONSUMMATED MARRIAGE
                CHAPTER IV : THE PROCESS IN THE CASE OF THE PRESUMED
                DEATH OF A SPOUSE
           TITLE II: CASES FOR THE DECLARATION OF NULLITY OF SACRED
           ORDINATION
           TITLE III: WAYS OF AVOIDING TRIALS
      PART IV : THE PENAL PROCESS
           CHAPTER I : THE PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION
           CHAPTER II : THE COURSE OF THE PROCESS
           CHAPTER III : THE ACTION TO COMPENSATE FOR HARM
      PART V : THE MANNER OF PROCEDURE IN ADMINISTRATIVE RECOURSE
      AND IN THE REMOVAL OR TRANSFER OF PARISH PRIESTS
           SECTION I : RECOURSE AGAINST ADMINISTRATIVE DECREES
           SECTION II: THE PROCEDURE FOR THE REMOVAL OR TRANSFER OF
           PARISH PRIESTS
                CHAPTER I : THE PROCEDURE FOR THE REMOVAL OF PARISH
                PRIESTS
                CHAPTER II : THE PROCEDURE FOR THE TRANSFER OF PARISH
                PRIESTS
      GLOSSARY
      PROMULGATION OF THE NEW CODE OF CANON LAW
 
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