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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.
Please check the Archives first–it’s likely your question was already addressed.
Unsigned/anonymous questions are not read, much less answered (why is it necessary even to mention this?).
- Invalid Baptisms and Unaccountable Clergy
- When (and How Much) Can a Bishop Tax a Parish?
- When Can a Pastor be Removed From Office?
- Can We be Required to Wear Masks at Mass?
- Can the Bishop Cancel Our Annual Parish Fundraiser, Because of the Virus?
- Refusing a Funeral Mass, Because of the Virus
- Contributing Financially to the Support of the Parish: A Precept of the Church
- What Happens When the Clergy Refuse to Baptize, Because of the Virus?
- Did the Spanish Flu of 1918 Create a Precedent for Closing Churches and Cancelling Masses Today?
- The Virus and the Bishops: Twisting Canon 223 to Further an Agenda
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