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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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Referring to reports indicating that vote resulted in a deadlock, with two Maryknoll leaders voting to oust the priest while three abstained, the canon lawyer said there is no provision in canon law for abstentions by members of religious congregations when voting on dismissal of one of their members.
The Vatican congregation might treat those abstentions, the canon lawyer said, as an "invalid vote," akin to "turning in a blank ballot.
The governor's living arrangement does not sit well with Edward Peters, a canon lawyer who teaches at Detroit's Sacred Heart Seminary.
One nationally prominent canon lawyer in Washington said no when contacted by NCR.
Kevin O'Rourke, both a canon lawyer and a leading U.
Michael Sullivan, a Minnesota priest and member of Justice for Priests and Deacons, an independent group of canon lawyers who defend Catholic clergy.
Michael Maginot, an Indiana priest and canon lawyer who is representing Selvaraj.
Canon lawyers have only themselves to blame, Orsy thinks, if people tend to spurn their discipline.
They follow consultations with civil and canon lawyers, and come in the wake of what some women religious see as widespread support by laity for their church missions.
German church tax and the legitimacy of penalizing nonpayment with excommunication have exercised canon lawyers for years.
In fact, in many cases, the standard of judging credibility is even lower than that, said Sullivan, who chairs the board of Justice for Priests and Deacons, a seven-year-old organization whose 90 affiliated canon lawyers have assisted approximately 540 priests and deacons, the vast majority of whom face allegations of sexual abuse.
Trueman are both canon lawyers and married laymen with families.