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About the authorCathy 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.
- Canon lawyers are not responsible for the content of canon law. The Supreme Legislator is. Only Pope Francis can change the Code of Canon Law, so if you're not happy with what the law says, please take it up with him.
- Divorce, Remarriage, and Excommunication
- How Much Authority Does a Synod Actually Have?
- Why Doesn’t the Church Publish Marriage Banns Any More?
- How Often Does the Pope Change Canon Law?
- Why Are Some Suggesting That Francis’ Election Was Invalid?
- Canon Law and Bishops of Bling
- (Repost:) Clergy and Summer Vacation
- Can a Catholic Ever Attend an Orthodox Liturgy Instead of Sunday Mass?
- When Can Episcopalians Receive the Eucharist at a Catholic Mass?
- Can a Catholic Remarry When a Spouse is Missing/Presumed Dead?
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