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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Canon law proves just how far the competencies of the bishops' conferences have been cut back.
Ladislas Orsy, a widely cited canon law expert, said Bourgeois likely has no appeal in this case.
Canon law is invoked, of course, when it comes time to deal with women who transgress the boundaries set by church discipline.
Surely, if there were an "ecclesiological imperative" relative to the current Code of Canon Law (1983), it would be found in the ten principles of revision promulgated by the Synod of Bishops in 1967.
John Beal, professor of canon law at The Catholic University of America in Washington.
This commentary on canon 209.1 the obligation of the Christian faithful to maintain communion with the Church, recalls Pope John Paul II's observation that the Code of Canon Law reflects conciliar teachings, particularly the ecclesiology of the dogmatic and pastoral constitutions of the Church.
As O'Rourke, a professor of bioethics at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy at the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago, noted accurately and perceptively, the moral question of whether the abortion constituted a procured direct abortion in canon law, for which the church's legal sanction of excommunication applies for those directly involved, is not fully resolved by the facts so far known about the case.
A priest trained in Canon Law will help the spouse to draft and word a document called the Petition.
One of the first places we should look is in the Code of Canon Law. There we find provisions for several structures oriented toward input from the Christian faithful.
In your May edition we hear the narrative of Bishop Michael Ingham, who strongly asserts episcopal authority and canon law in order to crack down on dissent within his diocese over his intention to make New Westminster the first Anglican diocese in the world formally to recognize same-sex blessings.
favors an innovative, pragmatic, and responsible effort to establish "a genuine culture of law" within the Church based on the human rights specified in the 1983 Code of Canon Law, esp.
Kraf, Pavel Otmar, ed., Sacri canones editandi: Studies on Medieval Canon Law in Memory of Jiri Kejr (Ius canonicum medii aevi, 1), Brno, Reprocentrum, 2017; paperback; pp.