In your opinion, is this marriage valid in the eyes of the Catholic Church?
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(12-01-2020, 12:52 PM)Bonaventure Wrote:
(12-01-2020, 12:01 PM)yablabo Wrote: The man deceived his fiancée by malice to make her consent to marry him.  That invalidates the contract.

You keep using that word, malice, but has that really been shown here?

A generally accepted definition of "malice" is a desire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another.  Where is that mentioned in the OP, or the OP's follow-ups?

Is being ashamed of one's past, and the fear of undoing potential plans for a marriage, really malice? Is there another canonically accepted definition of that word? Otherwise, I guess I'm just not seeing the malice, which is a requirement under Can. 1098.

Malice is legally determined by the use of unjust force, unjust coercion or false pretense.  It is contrasted with an accidental deception due to errors, mistakes or misunderstandings that are allowed to persist.

The man used false pretense to elicit his fiancée’s consent to marry.  That is a deception wrought by malice.
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RE: In your opinion, is this marriage valid in the eyes of the Catholic Church? - by yablabo - 12-01-2020, 02:18 PM



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