canon law

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

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Yet canon law separates the laity out again, excluding them from decision-making.
Yet, many of his questions could not easily be evaded, among which was the question of the role of canon law in the Church.
Eight papers from a July 2014 conference in Zurich explore the history of canon law from 1050 to 1150 and the fundamental changes in legal culture during this time.
Manuel Arroba Conde, a judge serving the Rome diocese, professor at Rome's Pontifical Lateran University and head of the university's Institutum Utriusque Iuris, which specializes in the relationship between canon law and civil law.
If a second edition follows, the bibliography should be extended to include major works in languages other than English; canon law transcends national boundaries.
Referring to reports indicating that vote resulted in a deadlock, with two Maryknoll leaders voting to oust the priest while three abstained, the canon lawyer said there is no provision in canon law for abstentions by members of religious congregations when voting on dismissal of one of their members.
The indult has the added status of a motu proprio, a papal rescript which has the force of Canon Law (CWTN, The Times, Oct.
When asked in a television interview broadcast in August about the place of women in the church, he noted with approval the influence of women in Catholic history but drew attention to a "juridical problem: according to canon law the power to take legally binding decisions is limited to sacred orders." What he did not mention, however, was that he could solve that problem with the stroke of a pen.
Yet both sides agreed on the need for greater institutional control, and as Harrington's study of the continued influence of canon law demonstrates, both shared a remarkably similar set of coordinates.
Prepared for the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
WASHINGTON * The Vatican Supreme Court's recent series of decrees approving the closing of parishes in Boston reiterated that Canon Law, specifically Canon 515, gives bishops "almost unfettered discretion" in deciding when to open, close or change a parish.
First, under Canon Law, priests are not supposed to belong to political parties and are prohibited from running for, or holding, public office, unless there is serious necessity for the "protection of the rights of the Church or the promotion of the common good." The reason is clear enough, as Fr.
The papacy and the Roman curia set this reversal in motion with a hastily imposed new canon law and the pope's decision to name bishops universally, each committing himself to total acceptance of the orthodoxy and orthopraxy that Rome would dictate.
The use of discipline and canon law "seems to be awfully one-sided," said Bishop Anderson.
In chapter six, John Guy studies the prosecution of the deprived minister Robert Cawdrey to show how Archbishop Whitgift championed the Queen's "imperial," theocratic power despite contradictions with civil law, canon law, and Magna Carta.