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canon law
November 19, 2021
In the eight years since his election, Pope Francis has been an active lawmaker. Beyond his well-publicized reforms, there have been many other significant but hidden legislative changes.  When making these alterations, Pope Francis has mostly acted alone. The Vatican departments that normally oversee and harmonize new legislation with existing laws have been marginalized.  This
July 04, 2021
The veteran canon lawyer Fr Ladislas Orsy, who turns 100 this month, speaks to Dr David Cowan
June 09, 2021
"I don't expect members of panel shows or even Church Times columnists to be experts on Catholic Church law," writes Charles Collins. "But let’s face it, most of those who are upset with the Catholic Church for allowing Johnson to marry his girlfriend (and mother of his child) are more upset with the prime minister’s policies than his - or the Church’s - morals."
December 16, 2020
Fr. William Dinga has been cleared of the charge and restored to his previous position and status within the Diocese of Richmond, Va.
December 11, 2020
The way Church authorities dealt with this case of adult abuse bears disturbing resemblance to the bad old days.
November 18, 2020
An offer of help to Catholics in need of legal problem-solving
November 04, 2020
Local bishops must now receive express prior approval from Rome before recognising new communities of men and women religious.
August 11, 2018
Public penance should be the first response. Then let's look at some basic improvements to canon law
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