Code of Canon Law
Code of Canon Law 1983
John Paul II
This translation, foreword, and index copyright 1998 by Canon Law Society of America
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Headings

1
BOOK I.: GENERAL NORMS


7
TITLE I. ECCLESIASTICAL LAWS (Cann. 7 - 22)


23
TITLE II. CUSTOM (Cann. 23 - 28)


29
TITLE III. GENERAL DECREES AND INSTRUCTIONS (Cann. 29 - 34)


34
TITLE IV. SINGULAR ADMINISTRATIVE ACTS (Cann. 35 - 93)


35CHAPTER I. COMMON NORMS

48CHAPTER II. SINGULAR DECREES AND PRECEPTS

59CHAPTER III. RESCRIPTS

76CHAPTER IV. PRIVILEGES

85CHAPTER V. DISPENSATIONS

94
TITLE V. STATUTES AND RULES OF ORDER (Cann. 94 - 95)


95
TITLE VI. PHYSICAL AND JURIDIC PERSONS (Cann. 96 - 123)


96CHAPTER I. THE CANONICAL CONDITION OF PHYSICAL PERSONS

113CHAPTER II. JURIDIC PERSONS

124
TITLE VII. JURIDIC ACTS (Cann. 124 - 128)


129
TITLE VIII. THE POWER OF GOVERNANCE (Cann. 129 - 144)


145
TITLE IX. ECCLESIASTICAL OFFICES (Cann. 145 - 196)


146CHAPTER I. PROVISION OF ECCLESIASTICAL OFFICE
157Art. 1. FREE CONFERRAL
158Art. 2. PRESENTATION
164Art. 3. ELECTION
180Art. 4. POSTULATION

184CHAPTER II. LOSS OF ECCLESIASTICAL OFFICE
187Art. 1. RESIGNATION
190Art. 2. TRANSFER
192Art. 3. REMOVAL
196Art. 4. PRIVATION
197
TITLE X. PRESCRIPTION (Cann. 197 - 199)


200
TITLE XI. COMPUTATION OF TIME (Cann. 200 - 203)


203
BOOK II.

THE PEOPLE OF GOD LIBER II. DE POPULO DEI


204
PART I. THE CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL (Cann. 204 - 207)


208
TITLE I. THE OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS OF ALL THE CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL (Cann. 208 - 223)


224
TITLE II. THE OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS OF THE LAY CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL (Cann. 224 - 231)


231
TITLE III. SACRED MINISTERS OR CLERICS (Cann. 232 - 293)


232CHAPTER I. THE FORMATION OF CLERICS

265CHAPTER II. THE ENROLLMENT, OR INCARDINATION, OF CLERICS

273CHAPTER III. THE OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS OF CLERICS

290CHAPTER IV. LOSS OF THE CLERICAL STATE

294
TITLE IV. PERSONAL PRELATURES (Cann. 294 - 297)


297
TITLE V. ASSOCIATIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL (Cann. 298 - 329)


298CHAPTER I. COMMON NORMS

312CHAPTER II. PUBLIC ASSOCIATIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL

321CHAPTER III. PRIVATE ASSOCIATIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL

327CHAPTER IV. SPECIAL NORMS FOR ASSOCIATIONS OF THE LAITY

329
SECTION I. THE SUPREME AUTHORITY OF THE CHURCH (Cann. 330 - 367)


330CHAPTER I. THE ROMAN PONTIFF AND THE COLLEGE OF BISHOPS
331Art. 1. THE ROMAN PONTIFF
336Art. 2. THE COLLEGE OF BISHOPS

342CHAPTER II. THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

349CHAPTER III. THE CARDINALS OF THE HOLY ROMAN CHURCH

360CHAPTER IV. THE ROMAN CURIA
362CHAPTER V. LEGATES OF THE ROMAN PONTIFF

367
TITLE I. PARTICULAR CHURCHES AND THE AUTHORITY ESTABLISHED IN THEM (Cann. 368 - 430)


368CHAPTER I. PARTICULAR CHURCHES

374CHAPTER II. BISHOPS
375Art. 1. BISHOPS IN GENERAL
381Art. 2. DIOCESAN BISHOPS
403Art. 3. COADJUTOR AND AUXILIARY BISHOPS

411CHAPTER III. THE IMPEDED SEE AND THE VACANT SEE
412Art. 1. THE IMPEDED SEE
416Art. 2. THE VACANT SEE

430
TITLE II. GROUPINGS OF PARTICULAR CHURCHES (Cann. 431 - 459)


431CHAPTER I. ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCES AND ECCLESIASTICAL REGIONS

435CHAPTER II. METROPOLITANS

439CHAPTER III. PARTICULAR COUNCILS

447CHAPTER IV. CONFERENCES OF BISHOPS

459
TITLE III. THE INTERNAL ORDERING OF PARTICULAR CHURCHES (Cann. 460 - 572)


460CHAPTER I. THE DIOCESAN SYNOD

469CHAPTER II. THE DIOCESAN CURIA
475Art. 1. VICARS GENERAL AND EPISCOPAL VICARS
482Art. 2. THE CHANCELLOR, OTHER NOTARIES, AND THE ARCHIVES
492Art. 3. THE FINANCE COUNCIL AND THE FINANCE OFFICER

495CHAPTER III. THE PRESBYTERAL COUNCIL AND THE COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS

503CHAPTER IV. CHAPTERS OF CANONS

511CHAPTER V. THE PASTORAL COUNCIL

515CHAPTER VI. PARISHES, PASTORS, AND PAROCHIAL VICARS

553CHAPTER VII. VICARS FORANE

555CHAPTER VIII. RECTORS OF CHURCHES AND CHAPLAINS
556Art. 1. RECTORS OF CHURCHES
564Art. 2. CHAPLAINS

572
SECTION I: INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE


573
TITLE I: NORMS COMMON TO ALL INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE (Cann. 573 - 606)


607
TITLE II. RELIGIOUS INSTITUTES (Cann. 607 - 709)


608CHAPTER I. RELIGIOUS HOUSES AND THEIR ERECTION AND SUPPRESSION

616CHAPTER II. THE GOVERNANCE OF INSTITUTES
617Art. 1. SUPERIORS AND COUNCILS
631Art. 2. CHAPTERS
634Art. 3. TEMPORAL GOODS AND THEIR ADMINISTRATION

640CHAPTER III. THE ADMISSION OF CANDIDATES AND THE FORMATION OF MEMBERS
641Art. 1. ADMISSION TO THE NOVITIATE
646Art. 2. THE NOVITIATE AND FORMATION OF NOVICES
654Art. 3. RELIGIOUS PROFESSION
659Art. 4. THE FORMATION OF RELIGIOUS

662CHAPTER IV. THE OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS OF INSTITUTES AND THEIR MEMBERS

673CHAPTER V. THE APOSTOLATE OF INSTITUTES

683CHAPTER VI. SEPARATION OF MEMBERS FROM THE INSTITUTE
684Art. 1. TRANSFER TO ANOTHER INSTITUTE
686Art. 2. DEPARTURE FROM AN INSTITUTE
694Art. 3. DISMISSAL OF MEMBERS

705CHAPTER VII. RELIGIOUS RAISED TO THE EPISCOPATE

708CHAPTER VIII. CONFERENCES OF MAJOR SUPERIORS
710
TITLE III. SECULAR INSTITUTES (Cann. 710 - 730)


731
SECTION II. SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE (Cann. 731 - 755)


746
BOOK III.

747
THE TEACHING FUNCTION OF THE CHURCH LIBER III. DE ECCLESIAE MUNERE DOCENDI


756
TITLE I. THE MINISTRY OF THE DIVINE WORD (Cann. 756 - 780)


762CHAPTER I. THE PREACHING OF THE WORD OF GOD

773CHAPTER II. CATECHETICAL INSTRUCTION

781
TITLE II. THE MISSIONARY ACTION OF THE CHURCH (Cann. 781 - 792)


793
TITLE III. CATHOLIC EDUCATION (Cann. 793 - 821)


796CHAPTER I. SCHOOLS

807CHAPTER II. CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER INSTITUTES OF HIGHER STUDIES

815CHAPTER III. ECCLESIASTICAL UNIVERSITIES AND FACULTIES

822
TITLE IV. INSTRUMENTS OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATION AND BOOKS IN PARTICULAR (Cann. 822 - 832)


833
TITLE V. THE PROFESSION OF FAITH (Can. 833)


BOOK IV

FUNCTION OF THE CHURCH (Cann. 834 - 848)

834
LIBER IV. DE ECCLESIAE MUNERE SANCTIFICANDI


839
PART I.

840
THE SACRAMENTS


849
TITLE I. BAPTISM (Cann. 849 - 878)

850CHAPTER I. THE CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM

861CHAPTER II. THE MINISTER OF BAPTISM

864CHAPTER III. THOSE TO BE BAPTIZED

872CHAPTER IV. SPONSORS

875CHAPTER V. THE PROOF AND REGISTRATION OF THE CONFERRAL OF BAPTISM

879
TITLE II. THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION (Cann. 879 - 896)

880CHAPTER I. THE CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION

882CHAPTER II. THE MINISTER OF CONFIRMATION

889CHAPTER III. THOSE TO BE CONFIRMED

892CHAPTER IV. SPONSORS

894CHAPTER V. THE PROOF AND REGISTRATION OF THE CONFERRAL OF CONFIRMATION

897
TITLE III. THE MOST HOLY EUCHARIST (Cann. 897 - 958)


899CHAPTER I. THE EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION
900Art. 1. THE MINISTER OF THE MOST HOLY EUCHARIST
912Art. 2. PARTICIPATION IN THE MOST HOLY EUCHARIST
924Art. 3. THE RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION
931Art. 4. THE TIME AND PLACE OF THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST

934CHAPTER II. THE RESERVATION AND VENERATION OF THE MOST HOLY EUCHARIST

945CHAPTER III. THE OFFERING GIVEN FOR THE CELEBRATION OF MASS

959
TITLE IV. THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE (Cann. 959 - 997)


960CHAPTER I. THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT

965CHAPTER II. THE MINISTER OF THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE

987CHAPTER III. THE PENITENT

992CHAPTER IV. INDULGENCES

998
TITLE V. THE SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK (Cann. 998 - 1007)


999CHAPTER I. THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT

1003CHAPTER II. THE MINISTER OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK

1004CHAPTER III. THOSE ON WHOM THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK IS TO BE CONFERRED

1008
TITLE VI. ORDERS (Cann. 1008 - 1054)


1010CHAPTER I. THE CELEBRATION AND MINISTER OF ORDINATION

1024CHAPTER II. THOSE TO BE ORDAINED
1026Art. 1. REQUIREMENTS IN THOSE TO BE ORDAINED
1033Art. 2. THE PREREQUISITES FOR ORDINATION
1040Art. 3. IRREGULARITIES AND OTHER IMPEDIMENTS
1050Art. 4. THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND INVESTIGATION

1053CHAPTER III. THE NOTATION AND TESTIMONIAL OF ORDINATION CONFERRED

1055
TITLE VII. MARRIAGE (Cann. 1055 - 1165)


1063CHAPTER I. PASTORAL CARE AND THOSE THINGS WHICH MUST PRECEDE THE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE

1073CHAPTER II. DIRIMENT IMPEDIMENTS IN GENERAL

1083CHAPTER III. SPECIFIC DIRIMENT IMPEDIMENTS

1095CHAPTER IV. MATRIMONIAL CONSENT

1108CHAPTER V. THE FORM OF THE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE

1124CHAPTER VI. MIXED MARRIAGES

1130CHAPTER VII. MARRIAGE CELEBRATED SECRETLY

1134CHAPTER VIII. THE EFFECTS OF MARRIAGE

1140CHAPTER IX. THE SEPARATION OF SPOUSES
1141Art. 1. DISSOLUTION OF THE BOND
1151Art. 2. SEPARATION WITH THE BOND REMAINING

1155CHAPTER X. THE CONVALIDATION OF MARRIAGE
1156Art. 1. SIMPLE CONVALIDATION
1161Art. 2. RADICAL SANATION

1165
PART II

THE OTHER ACTS OF DIVINE WORSHIP


1166
TITLE I: SACRAMENTALS (Cann. 1166 - 1172)


1173
TITLE II. THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS (Cann. 1173 - 1175)


1176
TITLE III. ECCLESIASTICAL FUNERALS (Cann. 1176 - 1185)


1177CHAPTER I. THE CELEBRATION OF FUNERALS

1183CHAPTER II. THOSE TO WHOM ECCLESIASTICAL FUNERALS MUST BE GRANTED OR DENIED

1186
TITLE IV. THE VENERATION OF THE SAINTS, SACRED IMAGES, AND RELICS (Cann. 1186 - 1190)


1190
TITLE V. A VOW AND AN OATH (Cann. 1191 - 1204)


1191CHAPTER I. A VOW

1199CHAPTER II. AN OATH

1204
PART III

SACRED PLACES AND TIMES


1205
TITLE I: SACRED PLACES (Cann. 1205 - 1243)


1214CHAPTER I. CHURCHES

1223CHAPTER II. ORATORIES AND PRIVATE CHAPELS

1230CHAPTER III. SHRINES

1235CHAPTER IV. ALTARS

1240CHAPTER V. CEMETERIES

1244
TITLE II. SACRED TIMES (Cann. 1244 - 1258)


1246CHAPTER I. Feast Days

1249CHAPTER II. Days of Penance

1253
BOOK V.

THE TEMPORAL GOODS OF THE CHURCH

1254
LIBER V. DE BONIS ECCLESIAE TEMPORALIBUS


1259
TITLE I. THE ACQUISITION OF GOODS (Cann. 1259 - 1272)


1273
TITLE II. THE ADMINISTRATION OF GOODS (Cann. 1273 - 1289)


1290
TITLE III. CONTRACTS AND ESPECIALLY ALIENATION (Cann. 1290 - 1298)


1299
TITLE IV. PIOUS WILLS IN GENERAL AND PIOUS FOUNDATIONS (Cann. 1299 - 1310)


1310
PART I.

DELICTS AND PENALTIES IN GENERAL


1311
TITLE I. THE PUNISHMENT OF DELICTS IN GENERAL (Cann. 1311 - 1312)


1313
TITLE II. PENAL LAW AND PENAL PRECEPT (Cann. 1313 - 1320)


1321
TITLE III. THE SUBJECT LIABLE TO PENAL SANCTIONS (Cann. 1321 - 1330)


1330
TITLE IV. PENALTIES AND OTHER PUNISHMENTS (Cann. 1331 - 1340)


1331CHAPTER I. CENSURES

1336CHAPTER II. EXPIATORY PENALTIES

1339CHAPTER III. PENAL REMEDIES AND PENANCES

1341
TITLE V. THE APPLICATION OF PENALTIES (Cann. 1341 - 1353)


1354
TITLE VI. THE CESSATION OF PENALTIES (Cann. 1354 - 1363)


1363
PART II.

PENALTIES FOR INDIVIDUAL DELICTS


1364
TITLE I. DELICTS AGAINST RELIGION AND THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH (Cann. 1364 - 1369)


1370
TITLE II. DELICTS AGAINST ECCLESIASTICAL AUTHORITIES AND THE FREEDOM OF THE CHURCH (Cann. 1370 - 1377)


1378
TITLE III. USURPATION OF ECCLESIASTICAL FUNCTIONS AND DELICTS IN THEIR EXERCISE (Cann. 1378 - 1389)


1390
TITLE IV. THE CRIME OF FALSEHOOD (Cann. 1390 - 1391)


1392
TITLE V. DELICTS AGAINST SPECIAL OBLIGATIONS (Cann. 1392 - 1396)


1397
TITLE VI. DELICTS AGAINST HUMAN LIFE AND FREEDOM (Cann. 1397 - 1398)


1399
TITLE VII. GENERAL NORM (Can. 1399)


BOOK VII

PROCESSES


Part I.

1400
TRIALS IN GENERAL (Cann. 1400 - 1403)


1404
TITLE I. THE COMPETENT FORUM (Cann. 1404 - 1416)


1417
TITLE II. DIFFERENT GRADES AND KINDS OF TRIBUNALS (Cann. 1417 - 1445)


1418CHAPTER I. THE TRIBUNAL OF FIRST INSTANCE
1419Art. 1. THE JUDGE
1428Art. 2. AUDITORS AND RELATORS
1430Art. 3. THE PROMOTER OF JUSTICE, THE DEFENDER OF THE BOND, AND THE NOTARY

1438CHAPTER II. THE TRIBUNAL OF SECOND INSTANCE

1442CHAPTER III. THE TRIBUNALS OF THE APOSTOLIC SEE

1445
TITLE III. THE DISCIPLINE TO BE OBSERVED IN TRIBUNALS (Cann. 1446 - 1475)


1446CHAPTER I. THE DUTY OF JUDGES AND MINISTERS OF THE TRIBUNAL

1458CHAPTER II. THE ORDER OF ADJUDICATION

1465CHAPTER III. TIME LIMITS AND DELAYS

1468CHAPTER IV. THE PLACE OF THE TRIAL

1470CHAPTER V. PERSONS TO BE ADMITTED TO THE COURT AND THE MANNER OF PREPARING AND KEEPING THE ACTS

1475
TITLE IV. THE PARTIES IN A CASE (Cann. 1476 - 1490)


1476CHAPTER I. The Petitioner and the Respondent

1481CHAPTER II. PROCURATORS FOR LITIGATION AND ADVOCATES

1490
TITLE V. ACTIONS AND EXCEPTIONS (Cann. 1491 - 1500)


1491CHAPTER I. ACTIONS AND EXCEPTIONS IN GENERAL

1496CHAPTER II. SPECIFIC ACTIONS AND EXCEPTIONS

1500
TITLE I. THE INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE (Cann. 1501 - 1512)


1501CHAPTER I. The Introductory Libellus of Litigation

1507CHAPTER II. THE CITATION AND NOTIFICATION OF JUDICIAL ACTS

1513
TITLE II. THE JOINDER OF THE ISSUE (Cann. 1513 - 1516)


1517
TITLE III. THE TRIAL OF THE LITIGATION (Cann. 1517 - 1525)


1526
TITLE IV. PROOFS (Cann. 1526 - 1586)


1530CHAPTER I. THE DECLARATIONS OF THE PARTIES

1539CHAPTER II. PROOF THROUGH DOCUMENTS
1540Art. 1. THE NATURE AND TRUSTWORTHINESS OF DOCUMENTS
1544Art. 2. THE PRESENTATION OF DOCUMENTS

1547CHAPTER III. WITNESSES AND TESTIMONIES
1549Art. 1. THOSE WHO CAN BE WITNESSES
1551Art. 2. THE INTRODUCTION AND EXCLUSION OF WITNESSES
1558Art. 3. THE EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES
1572Art. 4. THE TRUSTWORTHINESS OF TESTIMONIES

1574CHAPTER IV. EXPERTS

1582CHAPTER V. JUDICIAL EXAMINATION AND INSPECTION
1584CHAPTER VI. PRESUMPTIONS

1587
TITLE V. INCIDENTAL CASES (Cann. 1587 - 1597)


1592CHAPTER I. PARTIES WHO DO NOT APPEAR

1596CHAPTER II. THE INTERVENTION OF A THIRD PERSON IN A CASE

1598
TITLE VI. THE PUBLICATION OF THE ACTS, THE CONCLUSION OF THE CASE, AND THE DISCUSSION OF THE CASE (Cann. 1598 - 1606)


1607
TITLE VII. THE PRONOUNCEMENTS OF THE JUDGE (Cann. 1607 - 1618)


1618
TITLE VIII. CHALLENGE OF THE SENTENCE (Cann. 1619 - 1640)


1619CHAPTER I. COMPLAINT OF NULLITY AGAINST THE SENTENCE

1628CHAPTER II. APPEAL

1640
TITLE IX. RES IUDICATA AND RESTITUTIO IN INTEGRUM (Cann. 1641 - 1648)


1641CHAPTER I. RES IUDICATA

1645CHAPTER II. RESTITUTIO IN INTEGRUM

1649
TITLE X. JUDICIAL EXPENSES AND GRATUITOUS LEGAL ASSISTANCE (Can. 1649)


1650
TITLE XI. THE EXECUTION OF THE SENTENCE (Cann. 1650 - 1655)


1655
SECTION II.

1656
THE ORAL CONTENTIOUS PROCESS (Cann. 1656 - 1670)


1670CHAPTER I. CASES TO DECLARE THE NULLITY OF MARRIAGE
1671Art. 1. THE COMPETENT FORUM
1674Art. 2. THE RIGHT TO CHALLENGE A MARRIAGE
1676Art. 3. THE DUTY OF THE JUDGES
1678Art. 4. PROOFS
1681Art. 5. THE SENTENCE AND THE APPEAL
1686Art. 6. THE DOCUMENTARY PROCESS
1689Art. 7. GENERAL NORMS

1692CHAPTER II. CASES OF SEPARATION OF SPOUSES

1697CHAPTER III. PROCESS FOR THE DISPENSATION OF A MARRIAGE RATUM ET NON CONSUMMATUM

1707CHAPTER IV. PROCESS IN THE PRESUMED DEATH OF A SPOUSE

1708
TITLE II. CASES FOR DECLARING THE NULLITY OF SACRED ORDINATION (Cann. 1708 - 1712)


1713
TITLE III. METHODS OF AVOIDING TRIALS (Cann. 1713 - 1716)


1716
PART IV.

THE PENAL PROCESS (Cann. 1717 - 1731)


1717CHAPTER I. The Preliminary Investigation

1720CHAPTER II. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROCESS

1729CHAPTER III. ACTION TO REPAIR DAMAGES

1731
PART V.

THE METHOD OF PROCEEDING IN ADMINISTRATIVE RECOURSE AND IN THE REMOVAL OR TRANSFER OF PASTORS


SECTION I.

1732
RECOURSE AGAINST ADMINISTRATIVE DECREES (Cann. 1732 - 1739)


1739
SECTION II.

THE PROCEDURE IN THE REMOVAL OR TRANSFER OF PASTORS (Cann. 1740 - 1752)


1740CHAPTER I. THE MANNER OF PROCEEDING IN THE REMOVAL OF PASTORS

1748CHAPTER II. THE MANNER OF PROCEEDING IN THE TRANSFER OF PASTORS

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