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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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The Church in the past has succumbed to the temptation to use sin as a penalty and a threat to ensure the observance of a Church law.
Usually, the courts back church law - but not always.
The updated rules also codified as a "grave crime" against church law "the attempted ordination of a woman" to conform with a decree issued in 2007 to deal with a growing movement in favor of a female priesthood.
Muller, "Medieval Church Law as a Field of Historical Inquiry," sets the tone for this Festschrift.
If someone can show me the Church law I amsupposed to have broken, I would be interested, but I'm not aware of it.
If someone can show me the church law I am supposed to have broken, I would be interested, but I'm not aware of it.
Since filing for bankruptcy protection, the archdiocese has tried to limit the list of its assets by claiming that under church law, Oregon's churches and schools belong to local parishes.
Christianity Today International (CTI; Carol Stream, IL), a company founded by Billy Graham in 1956 and the publisher of 13 print titles, online church leadership resources and a range of web sites, has agreed to acquire the "Church Law and Tax Report" and "Church Treasurer Alert" newsletters and a number of ancillary resources from the owners of Church Law & Tax Report (CLTR; Matthews, NC), a publisher of legal information and training tools for U.
As Ribordy explains for the fifteenth century, for aristocrats the risks were too great that they would lose control of a central political and economic institution for them to allow Church law, particularly with regard to the consent of children to their marriages, to get in the way of their own choices in marriage negotiations.
She is recognised as a Church law expert by the two leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers.
If it does, jurisdiction over same-sex blessings would become the responsibility of General Synod, and any change in national church law would require the approval of two successive General Synods.
Church law prohibits the ordination of self-avowed, practising homosexuals and the church's Book of Discipline declares homosexuality to be 'incompatible to Christian teachings'.