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

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"There is zero, zero, zero," on the matter, said Laura Sgro, a canon lawyer in Rome.
Nicholas Cafardi, a respected civil and canon lawyer, noted that the current version of the code already says the Vatican can give archbishops "special functions and power" in their regions "where circumstances demand it."
The journalist and religion specialist Woodward viewed the 1983 changes as having done away not only with the canon lawyers' rigorous cross-examinations, but with the canon lawyers themselves altogether.
Pope Paul had been told by a panel of canon lawyers and doctors who had studied the contraception question for months, that there was no clear moral necessity to ban it.
"A Pernicious Sort of Woman": Quasi-Religious Women and Canon Lawyers in the Later Middle Ages.
The scope of his research is impressive, encompassing as many as four dozen separate commentaries on Lombard's Sentences (as well as various canon lawyers) from the thirteenth through the fifteenth century, ending with John Major in the sixteenth.
Church officials and canon lawyers are discussing whether sacraments that have taken place there in the last five years will have to be re-blessed.
Boniface may not have made any greater claims for papal authority than canon lawyers and some of his predecessors had made before him, but he was shouting vigorously against the wind.
'They can not hide behind their canon lawyers any more, pretending that they above the law of Britain.
Despite the attempts of theologians and canon lawyers to limit the realm of miracles, and despite the displacement of early medieval "ordeal" by more rational evidentiary proceedings in the central Middle Ages, the resort to miracle endured as a solution for natural catastrophe and the failure of human institutions, especially in the face of unjust imprisonment, torture, ransom, brigandage.
It is a collection of extracts, designed for the use of canon lawyers, perhaps already intended for incorporation into larger, systematic collections.
A number of prominent canon lawyers say the punishment announced for Agana Archbishop Anthony Apuron--removal from office and a prohibition from living on the U.S.
We have consulted with the best English and Spanish-speaking canon lawyers in the world.
Charles Donahue, Jr applies Brand's definition of what constitutes a 'profession' to the fourteenth century and concludes that the plural term 'professions' is more apposite to describe each of the variegated groups that constituted the common lawyers and canon lawyers who plied their business in that time.
If you read books on the annulment process by priests, bishops and canon lawyers, they continually make the point that the institutional church is compassionate and the annulment process is helpful to the laity.