Catholic Adulthood!


#1

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


#2

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.


#3

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.


#4

saw the above post.


#5

8 years of age.


#6

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