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

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One canon lawyer, however, said that the new law is of "huge significance.
Canon lawyer Benedict Nguyen wrote in the Catholic Herald (UK) that the relaxed rules could lead to bishops being overwhelmed with cases demanding decisions without proper investigation, what he termed "easy annulments, creating in effect 'Catholic divorces.
A Pernicious Sort of Woman": Quasi-Religious Women and Canon Lawyers in the Later Middle Ages.
According to Pete Vere, a canon lawyer in Ontario, Canada, who specializes in the rights of the mentally and cognitively disabled: "Not only is the state sanctioning involuntary euthanasia, but this sets an awful precedent in which society judges an individual by his or her perceived utility.
Thanks to Marc Balestrieri, a 33-year-old canon lawyer who practices in Los Angeles, you can help excommunicate the presumptive Democratic nominee with just a few keystrokes on Balestrieri's Web site.
CARDINAL BENEDICT Gaetani, a canon lawyer and diplomat from a leading Roman family who had spent many years working his way up in the papal government, was chosen pope in 1294 to replace the elderly Celestine V, a saintly former hermit who found himself totally out of his depth.
95) is British Catholic journalist John Cornwell's well-researched biography of canon lawyer and Vatican diplomat Eugenio Pacelli, who became Pope Pius XII in 1939.
A serious theologian as well as a canon lawyer and a gifted administrator, Innocent oversaw a vast expansion of papal interests and directed or intervened in affairs as varied and wide-ranging as the Fourth Crusade, the Fourth Lateran Council, the establishment of the Franciscans and the Dominicans, and the relations of the king of England with his barons.
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.
James Quinn, a respected canon lawyer, has advised church officials to send sensitive files to the Vatican Embassy in Washington.
Marjory Gallagher, a Canadian canon lawyer serving on the council, told NCR its members are hoping to compile a list of women religious with canon law experience that sisters' communities can turn to whenever they may be in need, such as in the dismissal of individual members or in property disputes with local bishops.
It was the first compilation of the number of priests forcibly removed for sex abuse by the Vatican's in-house procedures, and a canon lawyer said the real figure is likely far higher, since the numbers don't include sentences meted out by diocesan courts.
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.
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.