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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.
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Tag Archives: donation
Using (And Misusing) Donations to the Church
Q1: Suppose a parishioner donates an article, such as a crucifix, for the church’s main Crucifix, and it is accepted for that use and purpose. Does canon 1300, or any other canon, say anything about whether another pastor can decide … Continue reading
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Contributing Financially to the Support of the Parish: A Precept of the Church
Q1: Wondering if you would comment on this article? The author urged Catholics in America not to give a cent to our parishes so long as they are closed because of coronavirus. He also says more generally that we shouldn’t … Continue reading
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Canon Law and Donations to the Church
Q: My elderly mother is thinking about making a big donation to the parish school, or maybe leaving it in her will. All of her children went there and some of her grandchildren. Lately they’ve been complaining that the school … Continue reading
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