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QUAERITUR: Of “Vicars General” and of “Ordinaries” – UPDATED

From a reader:
When Canon Law speaks of diocesan Ordinaries, or those equivalent to them in law – are they speaking of Apostolic Administrators or Vicar Generals or both? I know that pragmatically, an Apostolic Administrator has Ordinary powers but is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a Vicar General tell a priest not to say the TLM?

From a reader:
Does the Vicar General have the power to tell a Priest to stop saying the Extraordinary Form of the Mass?
No.
Does a Vicar General has the power to overrule Pope Benedict?
I am reminded in these situations of a old … Continue reading

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