Catholic Adulthood!


From WHICH AGE,officially the Catholic Church define a male or female as beginning his or her ADULTHOOD ??


Confirmation makes one an adult in terms of how we ought to take responsibility for our faith lives. But the Church generally views 17/18 as adult for practial purposes.

One can get married in the Church at 17.


Depends. Here are some canons related to age.

Can. 97 §1. A person who has completed the eighteenth year of age has reached majority; below this age, a person is a minor.

§2. A minor before the completion of the seventh year is called an infant and is considered not responsible for oneself (non sui compos). With the completion of the seventh year, however, a minor is presumed to have the use of reason.

Can. 98 §1. A person who has reached majority has the full exercise of his or her rights.

Can. 1083 §1. A man before he has completed his sixteenth year of age and a woman before she has completed her fourteenth year of age cannot enter into a valid marriage.

§2. The conference of bishops is free to establish a higher age for the licit celebration of marriage.


saw the above post.


8 years of age.


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