Bride Kidnapping - in Religion - Catholic Law

Catholic Law

In Catholic canon law, the impediment of raptus specifically prohibits marriage between a woman abducted with the intent to force her to marry, and her abductor, as long as the woman remains in the abductor's power. According to the second provision of the law, should the woman decide to accept the abductor as a husband after she is safe, she will be allowed to marry him. The canon defines raptus as a "violent" abduction, accompanied by physical violence or threats, or fraud or deceit. The Council of Trent insisted that the abduction in raptus must be for the purpose of marriage to count as an impediment to marriage.

Read more about this topic:  Bride Kidnapping, In Religion

Other articles related to "law, catholic":

Fascism - History - World War I and Aftermath (1914—1929)
... rejected in favour of "the ideas of 1914" that included "German values" of duty, discipline, law, and order ... reorganization of the transportation sector, revision of the draft law on invalidity insurance, reduction of the retirement age from 65 to 55, a strong progressive tax on capital, confiscation of the property of ... policies in support of free enterprise, and accepting the Roman Catholic Church and the monarchy as institutions in Italy ...

Famous quotes containing the words law and/or catholic:

    Since you were so thankfully confused
    By law with someone else, you cannot be
    Semantically the same as that young beauty:
    It was of her that these two words were used.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    Lord, have mercy on us.
    [Kyrie, eleison.]
    Missal, The. The Ordinary of the Mass.

    Missal is book of prayers and rites used to celebrate the Roman Catholic mass during the year.