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Dissertations and Theses DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS The following dissertations were submitted during 2011 for the degree Doctor of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America. It constitutes the most recent additions to the series of Canon Law Studies which have appeared, in numerical order, since 1916. In keeping with standard academic practice in the United States, these dissertations have been published in microfilm form. However, booksized editions produced by photocopy, in either soft or hard bindings, can be obtained. Order directly from: University Microfilms International, 300 N. Zeeb Road,AnnArbor, MI 48106; or, University Publications International , White Swan House, Godstone, Surrey RH9 8LW, England. Please consult the publisher for prices. Farcas, Benone** The Canonical Form of Marriage in Latin Law and in Oriental Law: A Comparative Study with References to the Application of Catholic-Byzantine Law to Selected Pastoral Concerns in Eastern Europe. Benone Farcas The Catholic University of America Canon Law Studies # 576, 2010 Book IV of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, title VII, chapter V and the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, title XVI, chapter VII, article VI govern the canonical form of marriage. In many ways the provisions of the two codes are similar; in some instances, however, they differ. Both the similarities and the differences have pastoral consequences, especially in cases of mixed marriages or in territories where a hierarchical organization of various Oriental Catholic churches sui iuris does not exist. The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the canonical form of marriage by comparing the Latin and Oriental canonical legislations and analyzing the pastoral consequences that arise when laws concerning the canonical form of marriage are applied in specific areas, especially in light of recent political and social changes in Eastern Europe. The Jurist 71 (2011) 477–482 477 478 the jurist This comparative study of the canonical form of marriage in the Latin and in the Catholic Oriental law, especially within the Byzantine rite, begins with an historical overview of the issue in both the Latin and the Byzantine traditions focused on specific documents and circumstances that had a significant impact on the evolution of canonical form. Subsequently , it considers the treatment of the canonical form of marriage in the 1917 Codex Iuris Canonici and post-codal legislation concerning the oriental churches, especially the motu proprio Crebrae allatae. Afterward this dissertation surveys the evolution of the issue in the conciliar and post-conciliar legislative documents. The same comparative method is applied in analyzing the present law as expressed in the 1983 Code of Canon Law and the 1990 Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches. Finally , this dissertation analyzes selected pastoral issues peculiar to Eastern Europe after the fall of the communist governments. This last section investigates canonically a few concrete problem situations related to the canonical form of marriage and proposes a tentative solution for each one. This study reveals how important it is for those involved in pastoral work to be acquainted with both Latin and Oriental matrimonial legislation within the context of interecclesial relationships and within the prospect of today’s increasing global mobility. O’Brien McEachern, Jaclyn** Diplomatic Activity in Service of Papal Teaching: The Promotion of Religious Freedom in Relations with Islamic States During the Pontificate of John Paul II Jaclyn O’Brien McEachern The Catholic University of America Canon Law Studies # 575, 2010 The purpose of this dissertation is to assess the various diplomatic agreements between the Holy See and four Islamic states (Kazakhstan, Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, and Egypt) concluded during the pontificate of John Paul II as instruments for giving legal form to the pontiff’s magisterial teaching on religious freedom. It also determines how much of John Paul II’s teaching on religious freedom has been implemented and if the juridic status of Catholics in these states has improved with the conclusion of these agreements. This dissertation is divided into three chapters. The first chapter identifies four key elements of John Paul II’s teaching on religious liberty which shaped the Holy See’s diplomacy, shows how the pope developed from these four theological principles twelve specific benchmarks for success in promoting religious freedom, and identifies and examines the four...


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