About the author
Cathy Caridi, J.C.L., is an American canon lawyer who practices law and teaches in Rome. She founded this website to provide clear answers to canonical questions asked by ordinary Catholics, without employing all the mysterious legalese that canon lawyers know and love.
In the past Cathy has published articles both in scholarly journals and on various popular Catholic websites, including Real Presence Communications and Catholic Exchange.
Tag Archives: canon law
Q: I am a graduate theology student, and in class we covered the reforms of the Council of Trent. I came across this passage from Chapter 12 of the Decree on Reformation of Session 25: “The holy synod therefore enjoins … Continue reading
Q1: There is no canon in the current Code of Canon Law relating to usury. The 1917 Code contained an explicit provision, canon 1543. What is the Church’s latest position on usury? –David Q2: I am a lay Catholic in need of … Continue reading
Q: My teenager wanted to go to confession after Mass, so he went to the sacristy to ask the priest. Inside, Father was just hanging around, laughing and joking with the altar servers. When my son asked for confession, he … Continue reading
Q: I am a priest in good standing in the Diocese of X. After years of constant friction and acrimony when dealing with my bishop, I discerned after much prayer that it is better to move to another diocese…. I … Continue reading
Q: Please help me with a matter weighing on my conscience. My husband and I married in our parish church 16 years ago, but I agreed to get married there only because that’s what my parents wanted. Unlike my husband, … Continue reading