Tag: Code of Canon Law

Pope says revision of canon law section on crime, penalties is necessary

Pope says revision of canon law section on crime, penalties is necessary

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 12-year process of updating the Code of Canon Law section dealing with crimes and penalties was necessary “to make it more organic and responsive to new situations and problems,” Pope Francis said.

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Pope amends canon law on religious who abandon their community

Pope amends canon law on religious who abandon their community

| March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has made it easier for a religious order to dismiss a member who leaves the community without permission, stays away and does not communicate with his or her superior.

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Canon law examined in wake of push for excommunication over abortion

Canon law examined in wake of push for excommunication over abortion

| Jacob Comello | January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Jan. 22, the New York Statehouse burst into cheers after a landmark abortion bill had been passed.

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Vatican issues instruction on improving canon law studies

Vatican issues instruction on improving canon law studies

| Cindy Wooden | May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The changes in canon law Pope Francis made to ensure that marriage annulment cases were handled more quickly, more pastorally and with less expense mean that some changes should be made in the way Church law is taught, said the Congregation for Catholic Education.

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Archbishop Hebda addresses canon law convention

Archbishop Hebda addresses canon law convention

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The archbishop delivered a major address about the global impact of the 1983 revision of the Church’s Code of Canon Law as norms responded to the vision of a Church presented by the Second Vatican Council, that the Church is at the same time local and universal.

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Only ordained ministers can preach the homily during Mass

Only ordained ministers can preach the homily during Mass

| Father John Paul Erickson | March 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Lay preaching in the Catholic Church was the topic of a recent story in the StarTribune newspaper. The Catholic Spirit asked Father John Paul Erickson, director of the archdiocesan Office of Worship, to answer a few questions on the topic to clarify the church’s teaching.

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Bread and wine for the Body and Blood must be uncorrupted

Bread and wine for the Body and Blood must be uncorrupted

| February 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit recently asked Father John Paul Erickson, director of the archdiocesan Office of Worship, to explain the church’s teaching regarding the elements of the Eucharist.

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