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canon law

A body of law and edicts that arise from and are adopted by an ecclesiastic authority, which guides how Christian organisations are governed.
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Spanish Bishop Juan Arrieta Ochoa, 63, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, who has also worked as a canon lawyer and canonical consultant to several other Vatican offices.
10 that as the Jesuits' chief canon lawyer, Geisinger had "the power to make a difference.
Holland is a canon lawyer and served for 21 years in the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, where she was one of the highest-ranking women in the Vatican.
The report we wrote in 2004 was pretty rough on the bishops," said Cafardi, a Duquesne University law professor, dean emeritus and canon lawyer.
As both a canon lawyer and a political commentator, I am often asked what options are available for dealing with pro-abortion politicians who claim to be Catholic.
This summer, working through a canon lawyer in Rome, the group even succeeded in getting the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship to intervene.
John Salvano, a canon lawyer of the Melbourne archdiocese.
The distinction between Gravel's priestly status and his exercise of priestly ministry may satisfy a canon lawyer, but 90 per cent of the faithful (and the public) will understand simply that a notorious gay-activist priest, who has not been defrocked, is running for office without public opposition from the Church.
Bianchi, canon lawyer John Beal notes that "authority still came to the bishop through human mediation in the form of election by the majority of canons, a body that was understood to represent, however inadequate that representation may seem to us, the whole local church.
When a group of nuns in a diocese goes out of existence, then all the temporal goods go to the diocese," explained Patrick Wall, a canon lawyer and former Benedictine priest who was a young protege of Ward's at St.
Citing a "conservative" opinion from a canon lawyer, Clifford said it was not in his power to grant the permission.
Oliver handled abuse cases as the top canon lawyer of the Boston archdiocese.