canon law

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

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Following this principle, if a Catholic couple obtains a civil "divorce" from a Civil Court, such a "divorce" is not considered to be valid in Canon Law, and the parties are considered to be still legally and validly married, even though they may live separated from each other.
The editorial on the Year of Mercy was rather unforgiving of the New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law.
The Code of Canon Law has an entire chapter on Pastoral Care and Those Things Which Must Precede the Celebration of Marriage, which contains Canons 1063 to 1072.
The title of this paper, Canon Law on Sexual Abuse through the Ages, is in some senses anachronistic.
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.
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.
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.
rather than paying slavish duty to Canon Law in order to victimize fellow Anglicans.
This is the latest volume in the ongoing History of Medieval Canon Law series, and it covers an era in canonical development that has generated a tremendous amount of sophisticated research.
s mastery of canon law and the history of jurisprudence is coupled with a mature vision of Catholic ecclesiology grounded in the concept of communio and enriched by a Pneumatology that insists on the vital contributions of the whole people of God through the exercise of the sensus fidei.
Canon law actually says nothing about parish schools, however.
Communist governments in central Europe discouraged the study of this ecclesiastical authority but recent changes have opened the way for a reconsideration of the role of Canon law in Czech, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
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?