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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dominic Thomas is a Canon Lawyer and is a member of the Diocesan Tribunal of Jabalpur Diocese. He has completed his post-graduation in Philosophy from Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur in 1992 and received the gold medal in that subject. During the past 27 years he has rendered his services in the diocese of Jabalpur as Diocesan Chancellor and Finance Officer, parish priest, Diocesan Youth Director, Director of the Diocesan Hospital and Administrator of St. Aloysius Engineering College, Jabalpur. Currently, Fr. Dominic Thomas is the Project Director of Child Focused Community Development Project in Mandla and is a parish priest. He is a visiting Professor in Khrist Premalaya Theological Institute, Ashta (M.P.).
He has authored ‘A Resolute Journey ‘ and ‘God-Given Shepherds’ – two booksdelineating the history of Jabalpur Mission and the life-sketches of missionaries of Jabalpur Mission.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dominic Thomas is a Canon Lawyer and is a member of the Diocesan Tribunal of Jabalpur Diocese. He has completed his post-graduation in Philosophy from Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur in 1992 and received the gold medal in that subject. During the past 27 years he has rendered his services in the diocese of Jabalpur as Diocesan Chancellor and Finance Officer, parish priest, Diocesan Youth Director, Director of the Diocesan Hospital and Administrator of St. Aloysius Engineering College, Jabalpur. Currently, Fr. Dominic Thomas is the Project Director of Child Focused Community Development Project in Mandla and is a parish priest. He is a visiting Professor in Khrist Premalaya Theological Institute, Ashta (M.P.).
He has authored ‘A Resolute Journey ‘ and ‘God-Given Shepherds’ – two booksdelineating the history of Jabalpur Mission and the life-sketches of missionaries of Jabalpur Mission.

ABOUT THE BOOK
The book laudably analyzes and highlights the canonical and pastoral concerns arising from the mixed marriages. But it succeeds more in not hiding the mercy-centred approach of the present-day Catholic Church under the inspiring leadership of Pope Francis. We are given a guided tour through the various instances of mixed marriages in the Old Testament and New Testament. After familiarizing with the evolving attitudes including the harsh ones of the Church, both western and oriental, we finally get landed at Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (April 8, 2016) of Pope Francis which invites us to consider mixed marriages not as problems but as strengths and opportunities.
Every priest engaged in pastoral field will find the book useful to educate the youth on mixed marriages, regarding the personal laws in India with special reference to Christians and to offer pastoral guidance to spouses who are contemplating inter-church or inter-faith marriages. The church in India is pluri-ritual and this book, based on both the Latin and Oriental Codes, is pastorally very relevant and truly beneficial to all. It is an excellent aid and a sure guide to priests, seminarians, spouses and all those engaged in youth ministry
CONTENTS

PREFACE
FOREWORD
An Overview
ABBREVIATIONS
GENERAL INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I
MIXED MARRIAGES A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
1.1 Mixed Marriages in the Holy Bible
1.1.1 In the Old Testament
1.1.1.1 Prohibiting Attitude
1.1.1.2 Favouring Attitude
1.1.2 In the New Testament
1.2 In the Patristic Teachings
1.3 Early Councils
1.4. Mixed Marriages in the Middle Ages
1.5 From the Reformation period to the 1917 Code
1.5.1 Councils
1.5.2 Papal Teachings
1.6 1 917 Code of Canon Law
1.6.1 Dispensation
1.6.2 Form of marriage
1.6.3 Pastoral Care
1.6.4 Penalties
1.7 Vatican Council II and Aftermath
1.8 The Codes of Canon Law
1.8.1 Disparity of Worship (Disparity of Cult) Marriages
1.8.2 Mixed Marriages
1.9 Instruction Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi, 2004
1.10 Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia 2016

Chapter II
PRE-NUPTIAL GUARANTEES (CAUTIONES)
2.1 The nature of Pre-nuptial Guarantees
2.1.1 Definition
2.2 Historical Development of Pre-nuptial Guarantees
2.2.1 Royalty Marriages
2.2.2 Marriages of the Common People
2.3 Pre-nuptial guarantees in 1917 Code
2.3.1 Subject of the Guarantees
2.3.2 Moral Certainty
2.3.3 Just and Grave Cause
2.3.4 Form of Guarantees
2.3.5 The Necessity of Guarantees
2.4 Pre-nuptial Guarantees after Vatican Council II
2.4.1 Vatican Council II
2.4.2 Matrimonii Sacramentum
2.4.2.1 The Guarantees
2.4.3 Synod of Bishops
2.4.4 Matrimonia Mixta
2.4.4.1 The Promises
2.4.4.2 Is the Promise a Guarantee?
2.4.4.3 Information to the non-Catholic spouse
2.4.4.4 Competence of the Episcopal Conference:
2.5 1883 Code of Canon Law
2.5.1 Conditions for granting permission
2.5.2 The Form of Promise and Declaration
2.5.3 Declaration of the Competent Authority
2.5.4 Just and reasonable Cause
2.5.5 Condition for the validity of permission
2.5.6 Marriage with former Catholics
2.6 The Oriental Code of Canon Law (CCEO)
2.6.1 Marriage of Former Catholics
2.6.2 Authority for granting Dispensation/Permission

CHAPTER III
FORM OF MIXED MARRIAGE
3.1 The Historical Development of the Form
3.1.1 Latin Church and Clandestine Marriages
3.1.2 The Oriental Churches
3.2 Canonical Form of Marriage in CIC and CCEO
3.2.1 1983 Code of Canon Law
3.2.1.1 The Official Witness
3.2.1.1.1 Delegation
3.2.1.1.2 Assistant Parish Priests
3.2.1.1.3 Lay Persons as Official Witness
3.2.1.2 Other Witnesses
3.2.1.3 Place of Marriage
3.2.1.4 Persons bound by the Form
3.2.2 The Oriental Code (CCEO)
3.2.2.1 Priestly Blessing
3.2.2.2 Marital Consent
3.2.2.3 Ministers of Marriage
3.2.24 Marriage before a Deacon or Lay Person
3.3 Liturgical Form
3.4 Canonical form for Mixed Marriages
3.4.1 When a Catholic is marrying an Oriental non-Catholic
3.4.2 Dispensation from Canonical form
3.5 Liturgical Form in Mixed Marriages
3.5.1 The Rite of Marriage
3.5.2 Liturgical form for the Marriage of Catechumens
3.5.3 Liturgical form in the Eastern Churches
3.5.4 Proclamation of the Word of God
3.5.5 Eucharistic Communion to the non-Catholic
3.5.6 Double Celebration of Marriage
3.5.6.1 Double Celebration in Catholic-Orthodox Marriage
3.5.6.2 Ecumenical Marriage Rite
3.5.6.3 Inter-faith Marriages (Disparity of Cult)
3.5.6.4 Civil Effects of Double Ceremony

Chapter iv
PASTORAL CARE OF MIXED MARRIAGES
4.1 General Preparation
4.1.1 Marital Awareness Programs
4.1.2 Marriage Bureau & Websites
4.1.3 Life-Partner Selection Meet
4.1.4 Matrimonial Columns
4.2 Meeting the Couple’s Request
4.3 Preparation for Mixed Marriage
4.3.1 The Ends and Properties of Marriage
4.3.2 The Non-Sacramental Nature of Inter-faith
4.3.3 Divine Law Obligations
4.3.4 Moral Issues
4.3.5 Preparing the Families of the Couple
4.3.6 Preparing for the Wedding Ceremony
4.4 Approach to an Indifferent Couple
4.5 Betrothal and Publication of Banns
4.5.1 Betrothal
4.5.2 Publication of Banns
4.6 Celebration of Marriage
4.6.1 Liturgical Celebration
4.6.2 Social Festivity
4.7 Post-Nuptial Pastoral Care
4.7.1 Baptism and Education of Children
4.7.2 Understanding and respect for non-Catholic faith
4.7.3 House Visits
4.7.4 Family Prayer
4.8 Role of the laity in the pastoral care of Mixed Marriages
4.9 Joint Pastoral Care
4.10 Ecumenical Training for Pastors

CHAPTER V
MIXED MARRIAGE IN INDIAN CIVIL LAW
5.1 Matrimonial Laws in India
5.1.1 Subjects of Matrimonial Law
5.1.1.1 Hindus
5.1.1.2 Muslims
5.1.1.3 Christians
5.1.1.4 Parsis
5.1.1.5 Tribals
5.2 The Form of Mixed Marriage and the Civil Effects
5.2.1 Marriage between Catholics and baptized non-Catholics
5.2.2 Marriage of Catechumens
5.2.3 Catholics marrying Hindus
5.2.4 Catholics Marrying Muslims
5.2.5 Catholics marrying Parsis
5.2.6 Mixed Marriages under the Special Marriage Act, 1954
5.3 Religious Conversion and Civil Consequences
5.3.1 Conversion changes the Personal Law
5.3.2 Conversion – a ground for Divorce
5.3.2.1 Under the Christian Law
5.3.2.2 Under Hindu Law
5.3.2.3 Under Muslim Personal Law
5.3.2.4 Under Parsi Law
5.3.2.5 Under Jewish Law
5.3.2.6 Under the Special Marriage Act, 1954
5.3.3 Conversion and the right of Inheritance
5.3.4 Guardianship and Custody of Children
5.3.5 Adoption
5.4 Convalidation or rectification of Marriage in the Catholic Church
5.5. Dispensation from the Canonical form of Marriage
5.6 Call for a Uniform Civil Code
5.7 Christian Marriage and Matrimonial Causes Bill, 2000
5.8 Indian Divorce (Amendment) Act, 2001
5.9 Convergence and Divergence of Canon Law and Indian Civil Law
5.9.1 Church’s approach to civil laws
5.9.2 Civil Jurisprudence on Canon Law

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX
The Norms for Mixed Marriages for the Latin Churches in India
Laws on Mixed Marriage in the Syro Malabar Church
Pastoral Guidelines on Marriage between Members of the Catholic Church and of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Index

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