canon law

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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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I also believe it is important for clerks to alert the court they serve to any proposed action that might contravene the law of the church.
But it was not until the 1917 Code of Canon Law that a general law of the church gave the pope the authority to freely and directly appoint bishops.
Celibacy is not God's command but a law of the Church of Rome.
In an editorial we published a month ago (NCR, April 26-May 9), we said, "Zero tolerance of clergy child abusers is now the universal law of the church.
They simply announced publicly what is contained in the law of the Church .
he obviously has to accept the universal law of the church now, which is zero tolerance for anyone who's ever abused a minor child.
Father Bedard's statements concerning the postponement of first Penance, first Communion (this, by the way, is the proper order of these two Sacraments, according to the discipline of the Church, despite the illicit reversal of this order in some dioceses), and Confirmation are also simply a reaffirmation of the law of the Church.