canon law

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

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The decrees are final with no option of further appeal under canon law.
In 2012, he addressed a canon law convention in Kenya and said that the church has a "carefully articulated process by which to investigate accusations of sex abuse," and that the ongoing problem of clergy sex abuse was because the discipline of canon law was not followed.
Canon law states that only a priest or deacon can give the homily.
Two days later during an interview with Radio Carve, Bodeant recanted, saying that the canon law reference to direct participation "does not include those who vote for a law that allows it.
The program is designed at the master's level for volunteer or credentialed chancery and tribunal personnel, and at the doctoral level for chancery and tribunal personnel engaged in advanced study and research in Canon Law.
David Hogan, President of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland discussed the implications of the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum coetibus, the purpose of which is to facilitate the entry into the Catholic Church of those Anglicans who wish to convert to Catholicism.
Says Mr Scorer, "It is like something from a Dan Brown novel, but this is not the Da Vinci Code, it is the Code of Canon Law and it has a bearing on the lives of hundreds probably even thousands of people.
A scholar of law and the classics who has served the Church of England in Wales and Oxford, where he is now based, Jones offers a dictionary of terms and concepts used in canon law in the two churches.
The fact of the matter is that canon law has always allowed for considerable variety and flexibility in the juridic structures that are available for establishing and administering Catholic schools.
In her new history of torture in early modern France, Lisa Silverman takes up the old topic of the Affaire Calas, but poses a fundamental question which has never been asked: why did torture -- a staple of Roman and canon law, which had been considered a perfectly legitimate practice within the French legal system for hundreds of years -- suddenly become unacceptable in the mid-eighteenth century, a symbol of tyranny and a crime against human rights and reason?
Momentarily leaving aside the issue that The Dome of Home had more than pounds 350,000 in its bank account (which the parishioners could not access for essential repairs), RC Canon Law 1256 clearly states: "Parishioners own all their legitimately acquired assets - not the diocese".
How does the canon law of the catholic church apply in today's world--how does it apply to everyday American Catholics?
More significantly, he argues, it suggests "scattered evidence" of an oral tradition in canon law in the eleventh century (9).
Catholic collections strong in ministry resources and canon law provide an excellent survey of 19th century U.
It is based on the remarkably complete archival records of the colleges of civil law and canon law, the organs that examined degree candidates.