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Title: The use of experts in the Roman Catholic Church with particular reference to marriage cases
Author: D'Auria, Eithne
ISNI:       0000 0004 5365 0410
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2014
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The thesis identifies the relevant canons in the 1983 Code of Canon Law and other norms and reviews the areas which require consultation with experts. Part I focuses on the administrative forum, in particular: art, architecture and finance; admission to and suitability for Holy Orders and Religious Institutes; and education. Part II examines the use of experts in relation to marriage nullity cases. THe dissertation suggests not only that through the use of experts the law of the Church enables a direct dialogue with expertise outside the faithful in wider society, but some practices concerning experts particularly in the judicial forum, in the work of the marraige tribunals studied, raise serious issues about compliance with the legal norms of the Church resulting in adverse implications for the exercise of rights of those affected by judical decisions in the field of marriage nullity, including non-Catholics.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: K Law (General)