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Canon law is a set of ordinances and regulations made by ecclesiastical authority (Church leadership), for the government of a Christian organization or church and its members. It is the internal ecclesiastical law, or operational policy, governing the Catholic Church (both the Latin Church and the Eastern Catholic ...

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In the Latin or Western Church, the governing code is the 1983 Code of Canon Law, a revision of the 1917 Code of Canon Law. A separate but parallel Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, issued in 1990, governs the Eastern Catholic churches. That document was the first comprehensive code of church law governing ...

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Mar 1, 2017 ... Canon law has been in the news quite a bit recently. Normally, canon law isn't in the spotlight; however, it effects every Catholic whether they know it or not. Some comments about canon law can be rather negative. Unfortunately, the law is seen by many as being opposed to mercy. This is actually not the ...

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Canon law is the name for the Catholic Church's order and discipline, structures, rules, and procedures. ... The universal legislator of the Catholic Church is the Pope; the official language of canon law is Latin. ... In short, canon law informs the community on how to conduct themselves and protects the rights of the faithful.

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CODE OF CANON LAW See also: Credits. IntraText CT is the hypertextualized text together with wordlists and concordances. Help: Overview - Text & search - Lists - Concordances - Glossary - For easier reading... - Table of Contents -. Statistics and graphs (Occurrences: 131322. Words: 7454). INTRODUCTION ...

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Q: A coworker and friend needs help with a really tough question about canon law. This one has stumped some of the best canonists in our area. My friend is an Anglican who wants to convert to Catholicism badly. He is married and was never married before. His wife was married before… she and her previous husband are  ...

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Define canon law: the usually codified law governing a church — canon law in a sentence.

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Define canon law. canon law synonyms, canon law pronunciation, canon law translation, English dictionary definition of canon law. n. The body of rules governing the faith and practice of members of a religious denomination, especially a Christian church. n the law governing the affairs...

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Canon law, Latin jus canonicum, body of laws made within certain Christian churches (Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, independent churches of Eastern Christianity, and the Anglican Communion) by lawful ecclesiastical authority for the government of both the whole church and parts thereof and of the behaviour and ...