We continue to display the comments on Canon 1095 made by the Canon Law Society of America (CLSA). We remind our readers that the purpose of this series of three posts is to provide an example of how liberal the marriage annulment criteria became, based either on the text of the new Code of Canon Law or the American interpretation of it. We do so at the request of Fr. Paul Sretenovic to illustrate his analysis of the causes for annulments of Catholic marriages.
In the last document, we saw the commentaries on the lack of the use of reason for consent. Today, we reproduce the commentaries on the second paragraph of the Canon, referring to the lack of discretion of judgment to hold matrimonial rights and duties.
Below, the cover of the New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law (Canon Law Society of America, New York: Paulist Press, 2000) followed by the photocopies of the text of Canon 1095 and the CLSA commentaries of its second paragraph.