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The Sanctifying Function of the Church » The Sacraments » Marriage » Pastoral care and those things which must precede the celebration of marriage
Canon 1071. §1. Except in a case of necessity, a person is not to assist without the permission of the local ordinary at:

1. a marriage of transients;

2. a marriage which cannot be recognized or celebrated according to the norm of civil law;

3. a marriage of a person who is bound by natural obligations toward another party or children arising from a previous union;

4. a marriage of a person who has notoriously rejected the Catholic faith;

5. a marriage of a person who is under a censure;

6. a marriage of a minor child when the parents are unaware or reasonably opposed;

7. a marriage to be entered into through a proxy as mentioned in can. 1105.

§2. The local ordinary is not to grant permission to assist at the marriage of a person who has notoriously rejected the Catholic faith unless the norms mentioned in can. 1125 have been observed with necessary adaptation.
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