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The publications found on this page are tools to assist priests, deacons and parish staff members in the correct procedures for various matters that could involve the tribunal.

Canonical Procedures

Canonical Procedures describes for priests, deacons and other parish staff of the diocese, the correct procedures to follow in marriage preparation, sacramental records, and ascription to different churches sui iuris. New edition April 2023. Printed copies are available upon request.

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Tribunal Procedures

Tribunal Procedures describes for procurators in the diocese their role in the varying procedures to establish freedom to marry. This handbook includes the changes made by Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, which amended some aspects of procedure with effect from December 8, 2015. The latest edition is August 2019, which includes many minor changes from the 2016 edition. Printed copies are available upon requestPlease note: Old editions prior to 2016 are very outdated and should be discarded.

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Lack of Canonical Form

This flyer may be useful in explaining invalidity of marriage caused by lack of canonical form.

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Tribunal Brochure

This brochure is intended to be copied and distribute by parishes to all those who may want to learn more about the ministry of the diocesan tribunal.

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