Appendix 2

SYSTEMATIC ARTICULATION OF CANONS OF THE C.I.C.
ON FORMATION FOR RELIGIOUS LIFE AND MINISTRIES

1.   Formation for the Religious Life

1.1.   Postulancy or Prenovitiate

— Requisites for admission. Preparation c. 597

1.2. Novitiate

(i)                       Admission to the novitiate    

– Right of admission to the novitiate  c.641

– Basic personal qualities for admission  c.642

– Impediments invalidating admission  c.643

– Superiors’ denial of admission    c.644

– Testimonies and other information  c.645

(ii)               Characteristics of the novitiate

– Nature and aims of the novitiate  c.646

– Designation and life in the novitiate and
outside of it                          c.647

– Duration of the novitiate             c.648

– Absences and anticipation of first profession       c.649

(iii) Formation of novices

– Formation plan and governance of novices         c.650

– The novice master and the assistant  c.651

– Active participants, objectives and lines
of novices’ formation statute      c.652

– Departure from the novitiate  c.653 §1.

– End of the novitiate. Extension  c.653 §2

1.3. Religious Profession

– Components of religious profession  c.654

– Limits of temporary profession  c.655

– Requisites for validity of temporary profession  c.656

– Renewal extension of temporary profession and

           anticipation of perpetual profession  c.657

– Requisites for validity of perpetual profession   c.658

– Dispositions of temporal goods  c.668

– Notation of perpetual profession  c.535 §2

1.4.   Formation of Religious

– Formation after first profession: formation statute       c.659

– Thrustlines of the formation statute  c.660

– Penance and spiritual direction  cc.664; 630

– Permanent or ongoing formation  c.661

1.5.   Absence from Community and Separation from the Institute

(i)                  Absence from community life

– Characteristics and types of absence  c.665

(ii)                   Departure from the Institute

– General criterion                  c.657 §1

– Free definitive departure, on expiry of

        temporary vows             c.688 §1

– Definitive departure, requested during

        temporary vows            c. 688 §2

– Definitive departure, imposed on expiry of

        temporary vows                  c.689

– Definitive departure, requested during

        perpetual vows                    c.691

– The indult and its canonical effects  cc.692-693

– Free readmission of former novices and

        former temporally professed  c.690

(iii) Dismissal of members

– “Ipso facto” dismissal                  c.694

– “Ab homine” dismissal, obligatory by law            c.695

– “Ab homine” dismissal, not obligatory by law     c.696

– Immediate expulsion from the religious house    c.703

– Decree of dismissal            cc.699, 700

– Canonical effects of dismissal  cc.701-702

     


2.         Formation for ordained ministries[1]

2.1. Admission of candidates

– Conditions for admission         c.241

– Prior training in humanities and sciences          c.234 §2

2.2. Formation for orders

– Candidates for permanent diaconate      c.236 §2

– Priestly studies       cc. 248-252, 254

– Pastoral preparation      cc. 255-258

2.3. Conditions in the ordinands

– Conditions for validity            c.1024

– Conditions for liceity              c.1025

2.4. Requisites on the part of the ordinands

– Freedom of the candidate     c.1026

– Careful preparation  cc.1027-1028, 1032

– Human and religious qualities  c.1029

– Age and interval between orders  c.1031

– Pastoral practice                c.1032 §2

– Forbidding access to ordination  c.1030

2.5. Requisites prior to ordination

– Reception of the sacrament of confirmation    c.1033

– Reception and exercise of the ministries of

           lector and acolyte     c.1035 §1

– Interval before diaconate  c.1035 §2

– Handwritten personal declaration  c.1036

– Profession of faith                c.833 §6

– Retreat                                     c.1039

– Special condition affecting deacons  c.1038

2.6. Irregularities and impediments

(i) General criteria

– Principle of interpretation  c. 1040

– Ignorance                      c.1045

– Different causes           c.1046

– Responsibility of the faithful  c.1043

(ii)             Irregularities in receiving orders     c.1041

(iii) Impediments to receiving orders  c.1042

(iv) Irregularities in exercising orders  c.1044 §1

(v)           Impediments to exercising orders     c.1044 §2

(vi) Dispensations:

– In normal situations     c.1047

– Special cases                 c.1048

– Way of requesting them  c.1049

2.7. Required documents, inquiry and dimissorial letters

(i)   Documents required before ordination     c.1050

(ii) Inquiry on the qualities of the ordinand     c.1051

(iii) Dimissorial letters:

– Who grants them         c.1019

– When they are not to be granted            c.1020

– Responsibility of the

          ordaining bishop  cc.1052, 1022

– Validity of dimissorial letters  c. 1023

2.8. Registration and certificate of ordination

(i) Authentic personal certificate of ordination          c.1053 §2

(ii)                        Notification to the pastor     c.1054

2.9. Incardination and excardination of those ordained

– Every cleric must be incardinated  c.265

– Incardination of religious clergy  c.266 §2

– Incardination of a religious cleric in a diocese         c.693


[1] Under this heading we have selected those canons relating directly to religious ordinands. Other canons that primarily affect