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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.
- Can Children Have Any Input in Their Parents’ Annulment Proceedings?
- Can You Marry Validly While Intoxicated?
- Can the Priest Refuse to Baptize Our Baby, Since We’re Married Outside the Church?
- Why Can’t He Get Married in the Church, If He’s Got an Annulment?
- Can You Become Catholic If You’re in an Irregular Marriage?
- Can I Get an Annulment If My Ex-Spouse Refuses to Cooperate?
- Could a Pope Ever Be Excommunicated? (“Excommunication” Defined)
- Can a Pope Commit Heresy? (“Heresy” Defined)
- Canon Law and Simulating the Mass
- How Has Canon Law Changed on Fasting Before Communion?
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