Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Dispensation from canonical form for marriage of a Catholic and a Lutheran who had been baptized as a Catholic infant, 2012, Private.


A diocesan bishop requested from the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments a dispensation from canonical form for a Catholic and a Lutheran baptized a Catholic to be married in a Lutheran church. The Congregation’s response follows.




CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP ANDDISCIPLINE OF THE SACRAMENTS

Prot. N. ______

Your Eminence,

In your letter of April 27, 2012, you request dispensation from the canonical form of marriage (cf. can. 1127, §2), so that Mary ______, a Catholic of the (Arch)diocese of ______ and John ______, a Lutheran who had been baptized a Catholic in his infancy, might be married at ______ Lutheran Church in ______, on ______, 2012.

In light of the urgency of this request, this Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments does hereby grant, by means of this same letter, the requested dispensation from the requirement of can. 1127, §2, on behalf of Mary ______ and John ______.

It is be borne in mind, however, since the city of ______, where the marriage it to take place, lies in the Diocese of ______, it will be necessary – if it has not already been done – in accord with the requirement of the aforementioned canon, to consult with the Ordinary of that Diocese about this request.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(signed)

+J. Augustine DiNoia, OP

Archbishop Secretary




Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Dispensation from canonical form for marriage of a Catholic and a Lutheran who had been baptized as a Catholic infant, 2012, Private, CLSA, Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions, 2012, 35-36.