The word "privilege" means special permission for something not generally envisioned by church law
If it's known that you are already guilty, then you will be harboring criminals, which is not only against Church law
but also against civil law,' Cruz said.
The change to Church law
was approved at a General Synod meeting in London, rubber-stamping backing given in July.
I would like to get my credentials back,'' said Schaefer, who will appear before a church panel in Baltimore this week to argue that his punishment was illegal under church law
Marriage canon commission members will carry out a broad consultation about changing the church law
to allow same-sex marriage.
A two-day church trial found Schaefer guilty of violating church law
by performing the 2007 same-sex wedding of his son.
We are not saying that the Church cannot deal with sanctions, but purely Church law
can never use sin as a punishment.
The case was filed in 2007 on behalf of a retired church law
professor, Hartmut Zapp.
Members of the General Synod, the Church's national assembly, rejected attempts to formalise arrangements in church law
for the vetting of divorced and remarried candidates for bishops' posts.
In Church law
and civil law the marriage must be consummated and made legal by the physical union of the two bodies.
The Church's grip on Christians' personal lives will likely only increase with a bill before Egypt's parliament that would bar civil judges from making rulings that contradict church law
in personal status cases involving Christians.
In an unexpected move, the Vatican also codified the "attempted ordination of a woman" to the priesthood as one of the most serious crimes against church law