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the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church

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2 offer clear evidence for that, according to four canon lawyers who spoke to NCR.
Walter Miller, a canon lawyer for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, which includes all of Vermont, said no church doctrine would allow the Yandows to refuse to help prosecutors.
Thomas Kunz, a canon lawyer and the Pittsburgh diocesan tribunal's judicial vicar--analogous to a chief judge in civil law.
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.
Tom Doyle, the canon lawyer who represented Bourgeois, told the National Catholic Reporter that the announcement came as a surprise after the order assured them a few months before that they were still engaged in dialogue.
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.
Monsignor Cox is a canon lawyer and holds a doctorate in canon law from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.
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.
As an experienced practicing canon lawyer with specialty expertise in temporal goods and juridic persons and a Roman pontifical doctorate in canon law, he has in-depth familiarity with the complex canonical, moral, and theological considerations raised by the mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, and changes of sponsorship of Catholic health care providers.
Doyle is a canon lawyer and longtime advocate for victims abused by Catholic clerics.
He wants to move the church as rapidly as possible to reform, but he also does not want to split the church in two," Charles Reid, a canon lawyer and professor at the University of St.
Cardinal Burke is the Church's top canon lawyer and prefect for the Apostolic Signatura.
O'Grady's canon lawyer informed me that O'Grady would voluntarily seek laicization if some retirement funds were available for his later years.