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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: episcopal conference
The Virus and the Bishops: Twisting a Vatican Document to Further an Agenda
Q: The priests of our parish have been [illegally refusing us the sacraments], so we wrote respectfully to our Bishop. We quoted some canons which you discussed in your articles. The Bishop replied to our letter and defended the priests. … Continue reading
Posted in Clergy Issues, Rights of the Faithful, Sacraments Tagged bishops, canon law, Catholic, episcopal conference, GIRM, Mass, sacraments Comments Off on The Virus and the Bishops: Twisting a Vatican Document to Further an Agenda
Episcopal Conferences and Communion on the Tongue
Q1: The US Conference of Catholic Bishops issued guidelines saying that we have the right to receive Holy Communion on the tongue, despite the virus … but my bishop has ordered all his priests to do the exact opposite. He … Continue reading
Posted in Clergy Issues, Rights of the Faithful, Sacraments, The Eucharist Tagged bishops' conference, canon law, Catholic, Communion on the tongue, episcopal conference Comments Off on Episcopal Conferences and Communion on the Tongue