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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.
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Tag Archives: sisters
Canon Law and a Convent of Rebellious Sisters
Q: Several decades ago a convent of a new order of sisters was founded in our diocese. They help us parish priests by teaching the children and also by catechizing the adults. But in recent years they have gone out … Continue reading
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What’s the Difference Between Sisters and Nuns?
Q: My children go to a Catholic school that is run by nuns. Or at least I always assumed they were nuns. Recently I walked by the principal while she was talking to another parent on the street, and I … Continue reading