Marriage, Mixed.-Since the
article on this subject was written, the following decisions have
been issued by the Congregation of the Holy Office, 21 June, 1913.
The dispensation from the impediment of disparity is never to be
granted except with all the explicit guarantees or safeguards. If
granted, it is not valid, and the ordinary can declare the nullity
in such cases, without recourse to the Holy See for a definitive
sentence. The prescription of the Decree "Ne Temere" on
the asking and receiving by the parish-priest, for the validity of
marriage, of the consent of the parties, in mixed marriages in
which due-guarantees are obstinately refused by them, henceforth
does not apply, but strict observance is to be paid to preceding
concessions and instructions of the Holy See on the subject,
especially of Pope Gregory XVI, Apostolical Letter, 30 April,
1841, to the Bishops of Hungary.