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Can you cite this please?
I remember either the Holy See or the USCCB publishing something on this matter in the early 2000s, but I do not know the name of the document, and so far, my message to the USCCB on precisely this matter about two weeks ago has been unanswered. I want to have something concrete to link to on a Catholic dating site/forum, so that I can reassure my fellow Catholics of any Catholic church sui juris not to be afraid of entering multi jurisdiction Catholic marriages, especially for those Catholics who might think that marriage to a non-Catholic is their only option. Marrying a fellow believer of the Holy Catholic Faith but who worships slightly differently provides some with another choice. (I do what little is in my reach to advance marriage between two Catholics as much as possible, as I am a firm believer in the family as the "domestic Church".)
The liberty is not mentioned for Latin Catholics only Easter Catholics.
The following canon law applies to the Eastern Catholics (CCEO)
- The Christian faithful who are outside the territorial boundaries of their own Church sui iuris can adopt fully for themselves the feast days and days of penance which are in force where they are staying.
- In families in which the parents are enrolled in different Churches sui iuris, it is permitted to observe the norms of one or the other Church, in regard to feast days and days of penance.
No one can presume in any way to induce the Christian faithful to transfer to another Church sui iuris.
- No one can validly transfer to another Church sui iuris without the consent of the Apostolic See.
- In the case of Christian faithful of an eparchy of a certain Church sui iuris who petition to transfer to another Church sui iuris which has its own eparchy in the same territory, this consent of the Apostolic See is presumed, provided that the eparchial bishops of both eparchies consent to the transfer in writing.
A wife is at liberty to transfer to the Church of the husband at the celebration of or during the marriage; when the marriage has ended, she can freely return to the original Church sui iuris.
If the parents, or the Catholic spouse in the case of a mixed marriage, transfer to another Church sui iuris, children under fourteen years old by the law itself are enrolled in the same Church; if in a marriage of Catholics only one parent transfers to another Church sui iuris, the children transfer only if both parents consent. Upon completion of the fourteenth year of age, the children can return to the original Church sui iuris.
Latin CIC with changes made by Moto Proprio De concordia inter Codices May 31, 2016
§ 1. Through the reception of baptism, the child of parents who belong to the Latin Church is enrolled in it, or, if one or the other does not belong to it, both parents have chosen by mutual agreement to have the offspring baptized in the Latin Church. If there is no mutual agreement, however, the child is enrolled in the Church sui iuris to which the father belongs.
§ 2. If only one of the parents be catholic, the baptized is ascribed to the Church to which the catholic parent pertains.
§ 3. Anyone to be baptized who has completed the fourteenth year of age can freely choose to be baptized in the Latin Church or in another Church sui iuris; in that case, the person belongs to the Church which he or she has chosen.
§1. After the reception of baptism, the following are enrolled in another Church sui iuris:
[INDENT]1° a person who has obtained permission from the Apostolic See;
2° a spouse who, at the time of or during marriage, has declared that he or she is transferring to the Church sui iuris of the other spouse; when the marriage has ended, however, the person can freely return to the Latin Church;
3° before the completion of the fourteenth year of age, the children of those mentioned in nn. 1 and 2 as well as, in a mixed marriage, the children of the Catholic party who has legitimately transferred to another Church sui iuris; on completion of their fourteenth year, however, they can return to the Latin Church.
§2. The practice, however prolonged, of receiving the sacraments according to the rite of another Church sui iuris does not entail enrollment in that Church
§3. All those transfers to another Church sui iuris have force from the moment of the declaration of the fact before the local Ordinary of the Church or the proper pastor or priest by delegation and two witnesses, unless a rescript of the Apostolic See provides otherwise; and [this is to be] noted in the baptismal register.[/INDENT]