Canon law

Canon law is the body of laws and regulations made by ecclesiastical authority (Church leadership), for the government of a Christian organization or church and its members. It is the internal ecclesiastical law governing the Catholic Church (both Latin Church and Eastern Catholic Churches), the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches, and the individual national churches within the Anglican Communion. The way that such church law is legislated, interpreted and at times adjudicated varies widely among these three bodies of churches. In all three traditions, a canon was originally a rule adopted by a church council; these canons formed the foundation of canon law.


Greek kanon / Ancient Greek: κανών,Arabic Qanun / قانون, Hebrew kaneh / קנה, "straight"; a rule, code, standard, or measure; the root meaning in all these languages is "reed" (cf. the Romance-language ancestors of the English word "cane").

Canons of the Apostles

The Apostolic Canons or Ecclesiastical Canons of the Same Holy Apostles is a collection of ancient ecclesiastical decrees (eighty-five in the Eastern, fifty in the Western Church) concerning the government and discipline of the Early Christian Church, incorporated with the Apostolic Constitutions which are part of the Ante-Nicene Fathers In the fourth century the First Council of Nicaea (325) calls canons the disciplinary measures of the Church: the term canon, κανὠν, means in Greek, a rule. There is a very early distinction between the rules enacted by the Church and the legislative measures taken by the State called leges, Latin for laws.

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California driver asks: Do I ‘really need’ a REAL ID?

Daily Bulletin 07 Dec 2019
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Business owners sue to halt Lofts on Dietz

The Daily Star 07 Dec 2019
The business owners allege in their petition and complaint that the city's Planning Commission violated the city's municipal code and zoning laws by improperly waiving site plan details, off-street parking and 50-foot setback requirements for multi-family residential facilities in the MU-1 district, according to a media release sent by Peachin....

Residents of Torrance’s Sleepy Hollow say new laws have helped so far, but still too ...

Daily Breeze 07 Dec 2019
“So far everyone has been compliant with the new parking and vendor laws.”. Residents with parking concerns or those who decided to purchase permits to sell food from their homes have said the city and police have been very helpful with implementing the new laws....

Man dies in officer-involved shooting Colorado mountain town

Waco Tribune-Herald 07 Dec 2019
The truck pulled into the parking lot after being contacted by law enforcement because it was the first place that could accommodate a truck pulling a car trailer, deputy town manager Preston Neill told the newspaper....

‘Wally’ Inside Parked SUV When It Was Stolen From Driveway

CBS News 07 Dec 2019
“I fired up the car and my dog jumped in,” explained Chavez, standing where his vehicle would typically be parked ... He parks in the driveway of his Denver home near Montview Boulevard and Roslyn Street. It’s a quiet cul-de-sac, that often has a law enforcement vehicle parked next door ... I’ve been dropping off flyers at dog parks....

Cowboys for Trump group now says sand wasn't from monument

News & Record 07 Dec 2019
The group had caused a political furor after announcing it sent the sand because it's illegal to remove sand from the park — and Democrats claimed the group might have violated federal law ... national parks units, including national monuments, is illegal without permission....

Ima Jean Wright

The Facts 07 Dec 2019
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Cowboys for Trump group now says sand wasn’t from monument

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 07 Dec 2019
The group had caused a political furor after announcing it sent the sand because it’s illegal to remove sand from the park — and Democrats said the group might have violated federal law ... national parks units, including national monuments, is illegal without permission....

No roads or lights, Sec 75 residents threaten protest

The Times of India 07 Dec 2019
Residents of Sector 75, comprising of 10-15 apartment complexes which is being developed under builder consortium, complained about lack of infrastructural facilities such as internal roads, street lights, functioning sewage treatment plants, sewers, green belts, parks, commercial areas, etc....

Pastor Kevin Johnson: America, when will you stand up and support Black women leaders?

The Philadelphia Tribune 07 Dec 2019
Reed, unveiled a statue honoring Rosa Parks, the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. Fed up with Southern Jim-Crow laws, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat when a bus driver ordered her to relinquish it ... 1 marked the 64th Anniversary of Rosa Parks’ historic action and her ensuing arrest ... If Rosa Parks had not sat down, then Dr....

Bicyclists are entitled to the roads, too | Editorial

The Morning Journal 07 Dec 2019
The public forum Dec ... Sharan A ... Motorists must follow the state law to have at least three feet of space between the vehicle and the bicyclist ... 9 ... Scheer encouraged the city to enforce laws already on the books, including addressing individuals who park on bike paths and to increase construction and remodeling permit fees to cover the cost of clean-up....

Body of missing man found on the Blue Ridge Parkway

McDowell News 06 Dec 2019
National Park Service Law Enforcement Rangers arrived on scene and confirmed the body to be that of James Albert Hogue, 63 years old, of Bristow, Virginia....

Baldwin Park approves rent control measure, what it will and will not do

San Gabriel Valley Tribune 06 Dec 2019
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