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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.
Tag Archives: parish
Q: In 1987, I was married in the Catholic Church. Both of us were Catholics. We civilly divorced after three years of marriage. In 1994, I explained the previous marriage situation to a priest who was helping me and my … Continue reading
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
Q: A group of us parents have complained to the pastor about the parish’s Director of Religious Education (DRE) without results. The DRE is a laywoman with complete control over the textbooks and curriculum used in catechism classes, and she … Continue reading
Q: My wife, preschool son and I regularly attend Sunday Mass at the Shrine of –. My wife and I also go to confession there regularly. Our son will be starting school next year… we discovered that there is no … Continue reading