About the Tribunal

The Diocesan Tribunal assists the Bishop of Charleston as he fulfills his judicial ministry to the People of God, in accord with the Code of Canon Law of the Catholic Church. In service to the People of God, the Bishop of Charleston authorizes the Tribunal to hear the cases of all individuals seeking to clarify their marital status, as the Church understand the bond of marriage, who are subject to the Bishop’s jurisdiction. The Tribunal is open to all who have canonical grounds and can provide the Tribunal with the requisite proofs. In fulfilling its mandate, the Tribunal seeks to protect the canonical rights of the Faithful, including the right to privacy, while upholding the Christian obligations of the members of the Roman Catholic Church.

Case Assistants

If you know someone you think would make a good Case Assistant, please speak with your pastor so that he may recommend him/her for the training. We will be offering Case Assistant Training in two different locations: Charleston and Columbia. The training in Charleston will be held on Saturday June 1 and Saturday June 15, at The Diocese of Charleston, Assembly Hall, 901 Orange Grove Road. The Training in Columbia will be held on Tuesday May 28 and June 11 at Our Lady of the Hills, 120 Marydale Lane. More detailed information will be sent to you after registration.