Course: Pressing issues of Marriage and Family from the perspective of Law

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Course title Pressing issues of Marriage and Family from the perspective of Law
Course code KCP/NOMR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Botek Libor, Dr. Th.D.
  • Němec Damián, doc. lic. dr
  • Dvořáček Jiří, ICLic. ICODr.
  • Menke Monika, ThLic. Mgr. Th.D.
  • Navrátilová Jiřina, Mgr.
Course content
The concept of marriage in Western and Eastern traditions. Other forms of common life: free cohabitation, trial marriages, etc. Preparation for marriage and accompanying of spouses after weddings. Undesirable circumstances of an inception of a marriage (impediments, defects of consent, the incompetence in civil legal level of the officer ...). Required way (form) of celebration of marriage in the past and in the present. Solutions of difficult marital situation from the perspective of the Canon Law (disparity of religion and mixed marriages, separation of spouses, dissolution of marriage, divorcees living alone, divorcees living in a civil marriage) and the Czech family law (divorce: custody of minor children, joint assets and the settlement). Penal law level: domestic violence, child and partner endangerment, etc.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
Understanding the challenges of marriage and family, with an emphasis on current issues from the perspective of the Canon law and the Czech family law, following the conclusions of the Synod of Bishops on the family.
Students use the acquired knowledge in counseling and in their pastoral service.

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of linguistic

Orientation in the pressing problems of conjugal and family life.
Recommended literature
  • Dokumenty mimořádného (2014) a řádného (2015) synodu o rodině.
  • (1994). Kodex kanonického práva. Úřední znění textu a překlad do češtiny. Praha : Zvon.
  • Občanský zákoník, zákon o sociálně právní ochraně dětí, trestní zákoník, trestní řád.
  • Česká biskupská konference. (2010). Směrnice ČBK pro přípravu na manželství v ČR. Praha.
  • Jan Pavel II. Familiaris consortio.
  • Němec, D. Manželské právo katolické církve s ohledem na platné české právo.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology Catholic Theology (2) Philosophy, theology 4 Summer