canon law

  1. the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
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  • One should also abolish certain punishments inflicted by the canon law, especially the interdict, which is doubtless the invention of the evil one. Articles 10-18. Twenty-Seven Articles Respecting the Reformation of the Christian Estate
  • First, I feel that you should know that I am by no means an expert on Canon Law, and my observations about vestries and their prerogatives come more from my experience than my the study of Canons. Remaining Episcopalians?
  • These activities, my canon lawyer friend contends, are canonically acceptable “signs of repentance.” Dissent and Heresy
  • He allowed that others had proposed the Roman synod and the revision of the Code of Canon Law.
  • The canon lawyer called by the Plaintiffs also confirmed the church's policy of secrecy.
  • For a wider audience interested in the origins of Christian catechesis, canon law, and liturgy, this no-nonsense work of historical erudition is an important place to begin and to frequent.
  • Among Anglicans, responsibility for the good order of the Church is placed in the hands of bishops by custom, rites of ordination, and canon law.
  • We need to accept that the situation is now outside the ambit of canon law and the control of church personnel.
  • More recently, in a message to the Irish hierarchy this year, the pontiff said: "It cannot be denied that some of you and your predecessors failed, at times grievously, to apply the long-established norms of canon law to the crime of child abuse. Pope is on the case and has been, in fact
  • In rabbinic canon law, the rabbi explained, human life does not simply begin at conception.
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