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  Code of Canon Law
…The code, as the principal legislative document of the Church, founded on the juridical-legislative heritage of Revelation and Tradition, is to be regarded as an indispensable instrument to ensure order both in individual and social life, and also in the Church's activity itself.
The greatest care has therefore been taken to ensure that in the lengthy preparation of the Code the wording of the norms should be accurate, and that they should be based on a solid juridical, canonical and theological foundation.
From The Code of Canon Law are derived certain fundamental criteria which govern the people of God.
www.therealpresence.org /eucharst/intro/ccl.htm   (530 words)

 Abstinence and Fast -- The Code of Canon Law: A Text and Commentary
The five canons in this chapter of the Code are a summary of part of this document and must not be understood apart from it, especially the very rich discursive section of the document treating the history of penance and its role in the life of every Christian.
Canon 1252 -- All persons who have completed their fourteenth year are bound by the law of abstinence; all adults are bound by the law of fast up to the beginning of their sixtieth year.
Canon 1253 -- It is for the conference of bishops to determine more precisely the observance of fast and abstinence and to substitute in whole or in part for fast and abstinence other forms of penance, especially works of charity and exercises of piety.
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 Home Schooling in Canon Law
As a husband and home-schooling father of four by vocation, canon lawyer by profession, and chancellor of a diocese by employment, I feel the need to defend the canonical right of Catholics to home school as an answer to the mistaken notion that home schooling is somehow not a proper option for Catholic parents.
To the contrary, the Code of Canon Law has taken great care to protect parental primacy in seeing to the education of children, whether that parental right and duty is legitimately entrusted to others, or whether it is directly exercised by those who will most immediately answer to God for the raising of their children.
Canon law not only allows but also requires that they make this prudential decision; to act otherwise would be a violation of their consciences and thus present a moral impossibility.
www.catholiceducation.org /articles/education/ed0224.html   (4369 words)

Canon law is the body of laws and regulations made by or adopted by ecclesiastical authority, for the government of the Christian organization and its members.
The common law, therefore, is that which is to be observed with regard to a certain matter, unless the legislator has foreseen or granted exceptions; for instance, the laws regulating benefices contain special provisions for benefices subject to the right of patronage.
The law of these three periods is referred to respectively as the ancient, the new, and the recent law (jus antiquum, novum, novissimum), though some writers prefer to speak of the ancient law, the law of the Middle Ages, and the modern law (Laurentius, "Instit.", n.4).
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 Duane L.C.M. Galles
To understand canon law and to be able to interpret it one needs to understand the purpose of law in the Church, its nature, its characteristics, its scope and the principles of interpretation of canon law.
By the universal law of the Church legislative authority is enjoyed by the supreme authority in the Church, by the diocesan bishop and by particular (i.e., provincial and plenary) councils.
Canon law follows the maxim, ubi legislatio, ibi interpretatio and interpretation is authoritative (and binding in itself) if given by the legislator, by his successor, or by someone to whom the legislator has committed the task of interpretation.
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 Kolbe's Greatest Books: The Code of Canon Law Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Canon law was more studied and better understood; writings multiplied, some of an historical nature, others practical, according to the inclination of the authors.
Evidently secular law cannot be, strictly speaking, a source of canon law, the State as such having no competence in spiritual matters; yet it may become so by the more or less formal acceptation of particular laws by the ecclesiastical authorities.
Laws in general, and irritant laws in particular, are not retroactive, unless such is expressly declared by the legislator to be the case.
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 Canon Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Canon Law in the Summa Theologica I II Q90-108
Gramunt, Ignatius \ The Definition of Marriage in the Code of Canon Law
John Paul II: Sacrae Disciplinae Leges For the Promulgation of the New Code of Canon Law
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 Q. 8:  Shouldn't we accept the 1983 Code of Canon Law?
A code is a collection of laws, each one being an order of the competent authority: each canon in the 1917 Code of Canon Law was a law of Benedict XV, and each canon in the 1983 Code of Canon Law (commonly called the "New Code") is a law of Pope John Paul II.
For Pope John Paul II, the purpose of the 1983 Code of Canon Law is the expression of the Second Vatican Council’s new ecclesiology (i.e.
Canon 1055, §1 no longer defines marriage by its primary end, the procreation of children, but mentions this only after a secondary end, the good of the spouses.
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 Catholic Online
The Code of Canon Law is not 'Puritanism.'  The canonical laws are indeed the Church’s Sacred Discipline and are binding on Catholics who reject these laws and know they are rejecting the Church.
Canon 915 is promulgated within CIC, Book IV, "The Sanctifying Office of the Church," within Title III, "The Blessed Eucharist," within Chapter I, "The Celebration of the Eucharist," within Article 2, "Participation in the Blessed Eucharist."  Neither this canon 915 nor Bishop Burke's 'notification' applies to the reception of the other Sacraments.
Furthermore, the Code of Canon Law states that "A person who actually procures an abortion incurs a latæ sententiæ excommunication" (canon 1398), and "[those] who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion" (canon 915).
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 The New Code Of Canon Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In this document the Pope makes it clear that the new Code is a direct outgrowth of Vatican II and reflects the Council, chiefly in two ways, by stressing the collegial process and emphasizing the Church as the People of God.
There are three main thrusts in the new Code of Canon Law: 1) decentralization of Church authority; 2) increased prominence given to the laity ;and 3) reduced number of grounds for excommunication and other penalties, with resulting permission for innovations such as joining the Freemasons and allowing one's body to be cremated.
Another canon lawyer blamed the new Code because it is "only partially in tune with the times." A body of law which merely reflects the times in which it functions is hardly worthy of respect.
www.sspx.ca /Angelus/1983_April/New_Code_Canon.htm   (1008 words)

 Pope John Paul II   25 January 1983  New Code of Canon Law
During the course of the centuries, the Catholic Church has been accustomed to reform and renew the laws of canonical discipline so that, in constant fidelity to her divine Founder, they may be better adapted to the saving mission entrusted to her.
The instrument, which the Code is, fully corresponds to the nature of the Church, especially as it is proposed by the teaching of the Second Vatican Council in general, and in a particular way by its ecclesiological teaching.
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 Revision of the Code of Canon Law (from canon law) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
A canon is a musical form and compositional technique based on the principle of strict imitation, in which an initial melody is imitated at a specified time interval by one or more parts, either at the unison (the same pitch) or at some other pitch.
fundamental principles of logic: (1) law of contradiction—something cannot exist and not exist at the same time; (2) law of excluded middle—something either exists or it does not, no middle condition is possible; (3) law of identity—something is always identical with itself; 20th-century philosophers have criticized, even rejected, the laws, which derive from ancient...
Natural law has been recognized since the ancient world to be a general body of rules of right conduct and justice common to all mankind.
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 The Papacy and the Code of Canon Law - Charles M. Mangan - Catholic Faith - May/June 1999
Canon 331—The office uniquely committed by the Lord to Peter, the first of the Apostles, and to be transmitted to his successors, abides in the Bishop of the Church of Rome.
Canon 334 — The Bishops are available to the Roman Pontiff in the exercise of his office, to cooperate with him in various ways, among which is the Synod of Bishops.
Canon 335—When the Roman See is vacant, or completely impeded, no innovation is to be made in the governance of the universal Church.
www.catholic.net /rcc/Periodicals/Faith/may-june99/Code.html   (925 words)

 CIN - Apostolic Letter Ad Tuendam Fidem, Pope John Paul II, 1998
This paragraph appropriately confirms and is provided for in the Church's legislation in canon 750 of the Code of Canon Law and canon 598 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.
This paragraph has its corresponding legislative expression in canon 752 of the Code of Canon Law and canon 599 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.
Code of Canon Law, canon 747, 1; Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, canon 595, 1.
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 Old Catholic Church - Code of Canon Law
Consistent abuse of the principle of Epieikeia is not lawful, but a corruption of the Law and subjects the offender to Trial for violation of Canon Law.
By ecclesiastical or canonical appointment is understood the conferring of an office by the competent ecclesiastical authority, according to the Sacred Canons.
Violation of this canon is punishable by excommunication of both the Ordaining Prelate and the Ordinand.
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CANON 1329.2: In the case of a latae sententiae penalty attached to an offense, accomplices, even though not mentioned in the law or precept, incur the same penalty if, without their assistance, the crime would not have been committed…
CANON 1355.2: Provided it is not reserved to the Apostolic See, a latae sententiae penalty….can be remitted by the Ordinary in respect of his subjects and of those actually in his territory or those who committed the offense in his territory.
CANON 1373: A person who publicly incites his or her subjects to hatred or animosity against the Apostolic See or the Ordinary because of some act of ecclesiastical authority or ministry, or who provokes the subjects to disobedience against them, is to be punished by interdict or other just penalties.
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Therefore, the new Code which appears today necessarily required the prior work of the Council and, although it was announced together with that ecumenical gathering, it follows it in order of time, since the tasks needed for its preparation could not begin until the Council had ended.
On the contrary, the Code rather looks towards the achievement of order in the ecclesial society, such that while attributing a primacy to love, grace and the charisms, it facilitates at the same time an orderly development in the life both of the ecclesial society and of the individual persons who belong to it.
The instrument, such as the Code is, fully accords with the nature of the Church, particularly as presented in the authentic teaching of the Second Vatican Council seen as a whole, and especially in its ecclesiological doctrine.
www.ourcatholicfaith.org /canonlaw/promulgate.html   (2327 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Medieval Legal History
Canons of the Council of Nicea, 325 [At New Advent]
Cain Adamnain: An Old-Irish Treatise on the Law of Adamnan
Laws of Alfred and Ine [In Anglo Saxon] [At Labryinth]
www.fordham.edu /halsall/sbook-law.html   (4132 words)

 Catholic Pages Directory: » The Church » CANON LAW
Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches (Latin-English)
Changes to Oriental and Latin Codes of Canon Law Changes to the penalties for disbelief in the Oriental and Latin Codes of Canon Law by reason of Ad tuendam fidem of Pope John Paul II.
Papacy and the Code of Canon Law by Charles M Mangan (from Catholic Faith, May/June 1999)
www.catholic-pages.com /dir/canon_law.asp   (335 words)

If such hope is truly lacking, the baptism is, in accordance with the provisions of particular law, to be deferred and the parents advised of the reason for this.
If, however, the catholic party contracts marriage with a non-Catholic party of oriental rite, the canonical form of celebration is to be observed for lawfulness only; for validity, however, the intervention of a sacred minister is required, while observing the other requirements of law.
It involves a dispensation from an impediment if there is one and from the canonical form if it had not been observed, as well as a referral back to the past of the canonical effects.
www.ourladyswarriors.org /canon/c0840-1165.htm   (17849 words)

 Code of Canon Law - 1983 in English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Code of Canon Law - 1983 in English
Indeed, daily celebration is earnestly recommended, because, even if it should not be possible to have the faithful present, it is an action of Christ and of the Church in which priests fulfil their principal role.
935 - It is not lawful for anyone to keep the blessed Eucharist in personal custody or to carry it around, unless there is an urgent pastoral need and the prescriptions of the diocesan Bishop are observed.
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 Code of Canon Law Index
Accordingly, liturgical laws which have been in effect hitherto retain their force, except those which may be contrary to the canons of the Code.
13, laws enacted for a particular territory bind those for whom they were enacted and who have a domicile or quasi-domicile in that territory and are actually residing in it.
22 When the law of the Church remits some issue to the civil law, the latter is to be observed with the same effects in canon law, insofar as it is not contrary to divine law, and provided it is not otherwise stipulated in canon law.
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 Amazon.com: The Canon Law: Letter & Spirit : A Practical Guide to the Code of Canon Law: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A fresh approach of this commentary is its views of canon laws as guides on the path to salvation, rather than as the ecclesiastical counterpart to civil laws aimed at restricting freedom.
This is a Commentary on the revised Code of Canon Law, which was promulgated by the Roman Catholic Church in 1983.
Written some ten years after the new Code went into effect, this book benefits by having allowed some post-Vatican II dust to settle and by being able to watch how some of the newer canons were going to be applied in actual Church life.
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 Book 4 - Code of Canon Law (1983)
They, too, share in the priesthood of Christ and, as his ministers under the authority of the Bishop, are consecrated to celebrate divine worship and to sanctify the people.
§2 It is further required that, in the judgement of the same lawful Superior, the candidate is considered beneficial to the ministry of the Church.
1059 The marriage of catholics, even if only one party is baptised, is governed not only by divine law but also by canon law, without prejudice to the competence of the civil authority in respect of the merely civil effects of the marriage.
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 Amazon.com: 1917 Pio-Benedictine Code of Canon Law: Books: Edward N. Peters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 Indulgences - The Code of Canon Law
The Code of Canon Law 1983 Canons 992 - 997
995 §1 Apart from the supreme authority in the Church, only those can grant indulgences to whom this power is either acknowledged in the law, or given by the Roman Pontiff.
997 As far as the granting and the use of indulgences is concerned, the other provisions contained in the special laws of the Church must also be observed.
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 Find in a Library: Implementation of canon 1297 of the 1983 code of canon law by the National Conference of Catholic ...
Find in a Library: Implementation of canon 1297 of the 1983 code of canon law by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops
Implementation of canon 1297 of the 1983 code of canon law by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops
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 Derecho Canonico
His Holiness Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Constitution SACRAE DISCIPLINAE LEGES, For the Proclamation of the new Code of Cannon Law, January 25, 1983
into the Code of Canon Law and into the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.
The Papacy and the Code of Canon Law - Charles M. Mangan
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