canon law

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Synonyms for canon law

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

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Although this view conflicted sharply with the traditional understanding of the monastic vow, it duly reflected the prevalence of Scripture over the Canonical Law according to Luther's writings.
The panel will not be able to take action on its own due to canonical law and procedures, leaving that authority in the hands of Mahony.
Included is a one-page table comparing specific provisions in canonical law with the anti-Jewish measures of the Nazis.
Editor's Note: Samuel Rabinove tells us that some of the penalties cited in his article come from the Bible while others come from the Talmud, the body of Jewish civil and canonical law.
We need to be vigilant in choosing candidates for the important role of bishop, and we also need to use the tools that canonical law and tradition give us for the accountability of bishops," Scicluna said.