Valid Marriage


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I found the question to be thought provoking and the answer equally so.

I am confused, however, with point number 2. In number two, Father Grondin states that a marriage does not need to be consummated in order to be valid. Doesn't that contradict CCC paragraph 1652?


#2

[quote="YoungCatholic86, post:1, topic:308603"]
Father Grondin states that a marriage does not need to be consummated in order to be valid.

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Exchange of consent establishes a valid marriage, between the baptized this is a sacrament. *Consummation *makes a valid, sacramental marriage indissoluable:

Can. 1057 §1. The consent of the parties, legitimately manifested between persons quali-fied by law, makes marriage; no human power is able to supply this consent.

Can. 1061 §1. A valid marriage between the baptized is called ratum tantum if it has not been consummated; it is called ratum et consummatum if the spouses have performed between themselves in a human fashion a conjugal act which is suitable in itself for the procreation of offspring, to which marriage is ordered by its nature and by which the spouses become one flesh.

§2. After a marriage has been celebrated, if the spouses have lived together consummation is presumed until the contrary is proven.

Can. 1141 A marriage that is ratum et consummatum can be dissolved by no human power and by no cause, except death.

Can. 1142 For a just cause, the Roman Pontiff can dissolve a non-consummated marriage between baptized persons or between a baptized party and a non-baptized party at the request of both parties or of one of them, even if the other party is unwilling.

[quote="YoungCatholic86, post:1, topic:308603"]
Doesn't that contradict CCC paragraph 1652?

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No. CCC1652 does not address validity of marriage or consummation.


#3

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