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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 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.
Easton, Morrisey and two other canon lawyers said it seemed more reasonable to assume Apuron was found guilty of a so-called "boundary violation," such as solicitation in the confessional.
Roman and canon lawyers who were writing during the second half of the twelfth century and the opening decades of the thirteenth were primarily interested in the intellectual or philosophical problems that the law presented.
Prophetic action is never quiet, safe, conventional, or in accord with the prudent advice of liability lawyers and canon lawyers. The Spirit of God is always disruptive, and especially so when ostensible religious leaders have been guilty of aiding and abetting grievous sin.
Wells examines this Italian background as well as the important role played by canon lawyers who; working out of Roman law, constructed a quite malleable understanding of what it meant to belong to a polity.
ROME -- A new move by Pope Francis in early June to allow several Vatican offices to initiate removal of Catholic bishops negligent in response to clergy sexual abuse drew mixed reviews from canon lawyers and survivors' advocates, who said it may not go far enough in stemming the abuse crisis.
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 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.
Ferrari's report on the Canadian Canon Law Society's annual convention, "Canon Lawyers Befuddled'; is a warning to both observer and participant about how the beginning stages of cutting self off from the Lord manifest themselves.
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.