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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.
- Canon Law and Simulating the Mass
- How Has Canon Law Changed on Fasting Before Communion?
- Pedophile Priests and Sacramental Validity
- Can a Catholic Priest Ever Officiate at a Non-Catholic Wedding?
- When Can We Have Our Child Baptized at a Different Parish?
- When Can a Non-Catholic Go to Confession?
- Canon Law and the Private Ownership of Relics
- Can the Pastor Expel Another Priest from the Rectory?
- Who’s in Charge of the Parish When There’s No Parish Priest?
- If My Ex-Spouse Dies, Does That Make My Second Marriage Valid?
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