Canons on the Sacrament of Matrimony
Canon 1. If anyone says that matrimony is not truly and properly one of the seven sacraments of the evangelical law, instituted by Christ the Lord [Gen. 2:23f. (Matt. 19:4ff.; Mark 10:6ff.; Eph. 5:31f.)], but has been devised by men in the Church and does not confer grace, let him be anathema.
Can. 2. If anyone says that it is lawful for Christians to have several wives at the same time and that this is not forbidden by any divine law [Matt. 19:4-6, 9], let him be anathema.
Can. 3. If anyone says that only those degrees of consanguinity and affinity which are expressed in Leviticus can hinder matrimony from being contracted and dissolve it when contracted [Lev. 18:6ff], and that the Church cannot dispense in some of them or declare that others hinder and dissolve it, let him be anathema.
Can. 4. If anyone says that the Church cannot establish impediments dissolving marriage [Matt. 16: 19; Sess. XXI, chap. 2], or that she has erred in establishing them, let him be anathema.
Can. 5. If anyone says that the bond of matrimony can be dissolved on account of heresy or irksome cohabitation, or by reason of the voluntary absence of one of the parties, let him be anathema.
Can. 6. If anyone says that matrimony contracted but not consummated is not dissolved by the solemn religious profession of one of the parties, let him be anathema.
Can. 7. If anyone says that the Church errs in that she taught and teaches that in accordance with evangelical and apostolic doctrine the bond of matrimony cannot be dissolved by reason of adultery on the part of one of the parties, and that both, or even the innocent party who gave no occasion for adultery, cannot contract another marriage during the lifetime of the other, and that he is guilty of adultery who, having put away the adulteress, shall marry another, and she also who, having put away the adulterer, shall marry another [Matt. 5:32 and 19:9; Mark 10:11f.; Luke 16:18; I Cor. 7: 10f.; Canons 5-8, 10], let him be anathema.
Can. 8. If anyone says that the Church errs when she declares that for many reasons a separation may take place between husband and wife with regard to bed and with regard to cohabitation for a determi¬nate or indeterminate period, let him be anathema.
Can. 9. If anyone says that clerics constituted in sacred orders or regulars who have made solemn profession of chastity can contract marriage, and that the one contracted is valid notwithstanding the ecclesiastical law or the vow, and that the contrary is nothing else than a condemnation of marriage, and that all who feel that they have not the gift of chastity, even though they have made such a vow, can contract marriage, let him be anathema, since God does not refuse that gift to those who ask for it rightly, neither does "he suffer us to be tempted above that which we are able" [I Cor. 10:13].
Can. 10. If anyone says that the married state excels the state of virginity or celibacy, and that it is better and happier to be united in matrimony than to remain in virginity or celibacy [Matt. 19:11f.; I Cor. 7:25f., 38, 40; Canons 12, 9, and 16], let him be anathema.
Can. 11. If anyone says that the prohibition of the solemnization of marriages at certain times of the year is a tyrannical superstition derived from the superstition of the heathen, or condemns the blessings and other ceremonies which the Church makes use of therein, let him be anathema.
Can. 12. If anyone says that matrimonial causes do not belong to ecclesiastical judges, let him be anathema.