The law of marriage in its bearing on morality
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Carre, Nathaniel W. 'The law of marriage in its bearing on morality'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. VIII, Part LIX, 1881/1882, pp289-296
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Both Church and State have the highest reasons for endeavouring to regulate the laws and customs regarding marriage as it is so intimately connected with morality and property. In all Christian times those who had the moral welfare of the people at heart urged, and in a large measure succeeded, in having a due celebration of marriage; but its validity was under the old Canon Law held to depend on the consent of the parties without the intervention of Church or State. It was not until the Council of Trent that this old law was set aside, and the benediction of the priest was declared necessary to the sacramental element now first defined in it.
Description:Papers read by members of the society at the social science congress, Dublin, October 1881
Author: Carre, Nathaniel W.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. VIII, Part LIX, 1881/1882
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