cases of conscience

Problems in the application of the moral and canon law to the conduct of men and women in various circumstances. Thus, one has injured another, how far and in what way is he obliged to make reparation; one has taken what belongs to another, to what extent and in what manner is he obliged to make restitution; persons living as husband and wife begin to doubt about the validity of their marriage, what impediments may there have been that would render the marriage null and void. See also: casuistry.

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