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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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In one example, a canon lawyer at The Catholic University of America tweeted that the pope had promised the creation of that new tribunal more than a year ago.
In 1423 the English confessor general of the Bridgettines, Thomas Fishbourne, employed a distinguished canon lawyer, Panormitanus, to provide a consilium, or legal opinion, to ensure the survival of the order.
CARDINAL BENEDICT Gaetani, a canon lawyer and diplomat from a leading Roman family who had spent many years working his way up in the papal government, was chosen pope in 1294 to replace the elderly Celestine V, a saintly former hermit who found himself totally out of his depth.
The council hopes to "encourage the general superiors to make use of the women canon lawyers that they've trained, that they've spent money on," she said.
2 offer clear evidence for that, according to four canon lawyers who spoke to NCR.
Those who are asking for his resignation are abuse survivors, senior government ministers, priests, canon lawyers, newspaper editorials, police officials, human rights groups and the head of the country's biggest children's charity.
After consulting with canon lawyers and receiving support from more than 100 Catholic organizations endorsing the conference, planners stuck with the original plan to include a Mass.
The author and his publisher both told me that there had been a number of criticisms of the book by canon lawyers in Australia.
Before deciding, Vladimiroff not only met with the Vatican congregation that sent the letter, she also consulted bishops, canon lawyers, other prioresses, and her religious community.
drafting a dissenting statement that was signed by 509 theologians, philosophers and canon lawyers.
From the criteria, canon lawyers and the Petitioner spouse create the "grounds," or "impediments" to the marriage.
His collection of Decretals became the basic textbook for generations of medieval canon lawyers, who attempted to strike a balance between papal power and the "divine rights" of the Catholic community at large.