Tag Archives: canon law

Ed Peters on civil effects of Church marriages

The Canonical Defender, the distinguished Ed Peters, has some comments on his fine blog In The Light Of The Law about civil consequences of Catholic marriage ceremonies. In the USA marriage ceremonies are also the civil act. In Italy, there … Continue reading

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A canonist explains something about can. 915 & can. 916

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, is back at it after his synodal  sojourn in Rome. A recent offering: Catholics, Communion, and Controversies by Dr. Edward Peters Controversies over participation in holy Communion by Catholics publicly at odds with Church … Continue reading

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The Canonical Defender responds to a claim about the ordination of deaconesses

The Canonical Defender, Dr. Ed Peters, has on his fine blog about canon law again drilled into an aspect of the question of women deacons. Further re female ordination to diaconate by Dr. Edward Peters I saw the recent comments … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priests, valid absolution of sins, and the faculty to receive sacrament confessions

From a reader about something I raised HERE. In a recent post you wrote, “bishops and priests have Christ’s own power to forgive sins and they do so validly with the Church’s permission, indicated by a ‘faculty.’” Does this mean … Continue reading

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Prof. Peters examines development in the case of denial of Communion to aggressive lesbian

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, who does not have an open combox on his fine blog In The Light of the Law, has opined about the case in the Archdiocese of Washington DC, now infamous, wherein a lesbian Buddhist … Continue reading

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Things aren’t always what they seem to be at first glance.

We have probably all seen an email or blog post with some funny but wrong answers kids have offered on tests.  One of the most famous is this: Recently was sent a few that I have not seen before, including … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Pastor says he can waive requirement of regularizing marital situation.

From a reader: I am in the process of converting from the Anglican tradition to the Catholic Church. The priest of the church where I am taking RCIA has told me that he has the pastoral prerogative to waive the … Continue reading

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More canonical stuff on Archd. Detroit v Voris (Real Catholic TV)

The Canonical Defender, Prof Ed Peters, has more to say about Archd. Detroit v. Voris (and “Catholic”). He gets into a question I raised HERE. He doesn’t have a combox.  Do visit his blog and spike his stats. A few … Continue reading

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Dr. Peters about Michael Voris, RealCatholic TV and the Archd. of Detroit

Before going on… I wonder what this scenario means for the National catholic Reporter. ___ The Canonical Defender, Dr. Ed Peters doesn’t have a combox at his excellent canon law blog, In The Light of the Law.  Background here and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a bishop forbid Mass in Latin?

From a reader: You recently had a post about Latin and the Novus Ordo with a reference to canon 928. You asserted that Mass can always be celebrated in Latin based on that canon. If one’s bishop makes it a … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich clarifies the “implantation” remark. And a reminder about an “excommunication”.

Remember presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s disturbing remark about “implantation”?   I wanted a clarification about that comment… coming as it did from a two-year, and therefore recent, convert to Holy Church. In the meantime, Mr. Gingrich as made a clarification.  HERE … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Am I forgiven if I don’t do a penance assigned in confession? Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: Good morning Father, when I went to Reconciliation this past weekend I received a two part penance– the first part was immediately carried out and the second part I was to perform later at home. [grrrrr] As … Continue reading

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What do these words have in common: cathedraticum, dicastery, juridic, quinquennial, Referendary, Signatura, and vindicative

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Peters, at his excellent blog In The Light Of The Law, has this fun post: Taking Microsoft to canon law school This has never happened to me. I’m typing away on a canon law paper, just … Continue reading

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Attention Priests, Canonists! 2011 Canon Law Conference at Shrine of O.L. Guadalupe

Last year I attended a Canon Law Conference at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near LaCrosse, WI hosted by now-Card. Burke.  It was great! Card. Burke is again hosting a conference this year!  9-10 August. I received this … Continue reading

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“God’s Pit Bull”

His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke has been underscoring the interplay of civil law and the Church’s canon law.  Last summer he organized a conference on that very subject. This will be more and more important as the Church and state … Continue reading

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