- Posted by Mary's Advocates
- On October 24, 2016
Pages 192-197 (File size 504 kB)
When Is Marriage Null? Guide to the Grounds of Matrimonial Nullity for Pastors, Counselors, and Lay Faithful.
San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2015.
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This book has a forward by Cardinal Raymond Burke, who served as the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Signatura.
Page 195-196: “Guide for the counselor. A counselor of a couple who is considering the possibility of an involuntary defect of consent for lack of sufficient use of reason or for a lack of discretion of judgment would have to investigate the following points:
… 8. How the subject fulfilled his marital duties. Indeed, although we must not forget that the incapacity to fulfill the obligations that one has assumed is a separate heading of nullity because of a defect of the object of consent (cf. can. 1095, 3°), it is nevertheless difficult to imagine that someone who was incapable of assessing the obligations of marriage and of resolving to assume them would then have observed them perfectly, maybe even for a long time. One would have to expect, more reasonably, some failure in the carrying out of these delegations as well.”