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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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It simply proves we have a Catholic conscience," said Pangan, the canon lawyer.
"A Pernicious Sort of Woman": Quasi-Religious Women and Canon Lawyers in the Later Middle Ages.
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.
Catholic bishops, that prelates investigate allegations of misconduct by prelates, appears likely to receive Vatican approval, according to several eminent canon lawyers and theologians.
Canon lawyer Benedict Nguyen wrote in the Catholic Herald (UK) that the relaxed rules could lead to bishops being overwhelmed with cases demanding decisions without proper investigation, what he termed "easy annulments, creating in effect 'Catholic divorces.'"
Edward Peters, canon lawyer for the Archdiocese of Detroit, in his article "Antinomianism in high places is still antinomianism" (4 December 2013), clearly and unequivocally supports Archbishop Muller: "What there is, on the other hand, is Christ's teaching on the Eucharist and the long-settled practise linking one's observance of Our Lord's teaching on the former with receiving Him in the latter, that needs to be clearly and forthrightly explained, defended, and observed as, indeed, Archbishop Gerhard Muller recently did in a manner approaching brilliant."
"It's been almost impossible to win, to prevail against a bishop," canon lawyer Michael Dunnigan told Religion News Service.
These ten previously-published essays and addresses, by a renowned canon lawyer who has also significantly contributed to the field of ecclesiology, share a concern for the uneven reception of the vision of Vatican II, particularly in the realm of church law and institutional structures.
"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.