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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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Traditionally, the bishop in his diocese has been, almost literally, a law unto himself," said Ed Condon, a freelance canon lawyer writing in a column June 4 for the London-based Catholic Herald.
Boniface may not have made any greater claims for papal authority than canon lawyers and some of his predecessors had made before him, but he was shouting vigorously against the wind.
The members, canon lawyers who are women religious, are now advising the group on canonical matters and will also offer advice to women's congregations around the world.
He's fighting the Catholic Church all the way and has hired a top canon lawyer to save his career.
But Innocent as canon lawyer is clearly displayed in this sermon.
The latest edition of Catholic newspaper The Tablet, published today, quotes his sister, Lynwen Davies, from Neath, saying they have been advised by a canon lawyer that under church law they could seek redress for a defamed person whether living or dead.
Often seen as a great innovator, theologian, and canon lawyer, Innocent, however, was a contentious figure in his own time and remains so today.
Although history refers to him as |Durandus of Mende', the short duration of his episcopate in his native Provence stands in contrast to the extent of his influence as a Canon Lawyer, through the Speculum iudiciale (1271-2), as a liturgical theologian in the allegorical mould, through the Rationale divinorum officiorum (1286), as an episcopal administrator, through the Instructiones et Constitutiones (1292-3); and, of course, through his Pontificale, All these facets of his life and ministry are studied in this collection of essays, emanating from a conference held in Mende in iggo, edited by Pere Gy, a distinguished medievalist, which includes the text of his epitaph, and his Customary (sacristan's book).
As an experienced practicing canon lawyer with specialty expertise in temporal goods and juridic persons and a Roman pontifical doctorate in canon law, he has in-depth familiarity with the complex canonical, moral, and theological considerations raised by the mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, and changes of sponsorship of Catholic health care providers.
Clarifying where Finn's resignation originated should remain a priority for Vatican officials, says canon lawyer Fr.
He wants to move the church as rapidly as possible to reform, but he also does not want to split the church in two," Charles Reid, a canon lawyer and professor at the University of St.
Cardinal Burke is the Church's top canon lawyer and prefect for the Apostolic Signatura.