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Day 2: Canon Law Conference – VIDEO greetings to you readers from Card. Burke

This video might be hard to view using Chrome. The conference is named also Speculum Iustitiae … “Mirror of Justice”, which is a title given to Our Lady in the Litany. We continue today with a presentation on the … Continue reading

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Day 1: Canon Law Conference (and a video message)

See the video message, for you readers, below! ___ I’ve journeyed to LaCrosse and the magnificent Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the annual Speculum Iustitiae conference. Card. Burke organized the conference six years ago.  It is always intellectually … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Same-sex confusion, false understanding of marriage, and nullity

From a reader… This may be more of a canon law question (and therefore not necessarily your expertise), but I was rueing the number of Catholics rejoicing with the recent SSM ruling, and it strike me, if they are married, … Continue reading

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Dr. Peters on Sr. Walsh’s piece in America Magazine

The distinguished canonist Ed Peters has a response to a piece from Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, who used to work at the USCCB and who now writes for Jesuit-run Amerika Magazine. Dr. Peters doesn’t have a combox, so… I’ll open … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on Card. Kasper on Pope saying half of marriages are not valid

The distinguished canonist Ed Peters writes about the reckless comments made by Card. Walter Kasper the other day at Fordham University.  My emphases and comments. Even if the pope said it, it was reckless to repeat it Cardinal Kasper, in a lengthy … Continue reading

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Will reaffirmation of teaching on divorce and Communion be ignored?

At his fine canon law blog, canonist Ed Peters, sober, offers a rather scary view of a scary trend.  He has no combox over there. Why the gathering storm over divorce might be worse than was that over contraception Interesting … Continue reading

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“immensely complex… huge ramifications… major reverberations…”

The Holy Father baptized the baby of a couple who are only civilly married. ¡Vaya lío! From the excellent Canon Law blog of Ed Peters… who is probably smart not to have an open combox.  Or .. maybe he just … Continue reading

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Canon Law Conference at O.L. Guadalupe Shrine

Over the last couple days I attended a Canon Law and Civil Law Conference at the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Diocese of LaCrosse. A great setting for a great conference. Alas, the Shrine is in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Does registering in a parish mean anything?

From a reader: What does canon law say about becoming a member of a parish outside of the geographical jurisdiction of the parish closest to you? For example: Joining another parish farther away from you, but in your diocese, because … Continue reading

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Sentimentality and feelin’ good V. reason and good order

From the blog of Prof Ed Peters, canonist. Some thoughts on the VPO statement regarding the Mandatum rite controversy by Dr. Edward Peters The background to this controversy is the antinomianism that prevails today. The Church is passing through a … Continue reading

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