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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Downtown advocate to run for Decatur city commission

Atlanta Journal 19 Aug 2019
Dusenbury is the Georgia-Alabama State Director for The Trust for Public Land, a non-profit dedicated to preserving land and building parks. A city resident for six years, he’s been working in environmental land use and park issues since 1993 ... Before his current job he was city of Atlanta parks commissioner for four years....

Editorial: Wilson Foundation's green good deal with conservancy

The Buffalo News 19 Aug 2019
The latest recipient of Wilson’s largesse is the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the nonprofit steward of the parks, parkways and circles throughout the city that were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted ... Of the other $1.5 million, $900,000 will be used for park operations, for ......

Police: Men with guns in Missouri Walmart broke no laws

Hickory Record 19 Aug 2019
Jake Becchina says the men were cooperative Sunday and were released because they hadn't violated Missouri law ... into the parking lot and one jumped out with shotgun in hand....

Men with guns in Missouri Walmart broke no laws

Las Vegas Review-Journal 19 Aug 2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo ... Jake Becchina says the men were cooperative and were released because they hadn’t violated Missouri law. Shopper Clennon Jones said he saw officers speed into the parking lot and one jumped out with shotgun in hand ... ....

With reservoirs at risk, Sierra Leone capital confronts water crisis

This is Money 19 Aug 2019
By Nellie Peyton ... The other half, she rarely has enough water to fill a pot ... Abundant downpours during the rainy season bring deadly floods every year ... DRY SEASON ... The forest surrounding the reservoirs is a national park, home to chimpanzees and rare birds. But there is no fence around it, and the laws meant to regulate construction hold little sway ... ....

FCAO to Honor Dr. Symeon C. Symeonides and Peter Kakoyiannis, Esq. on Sept. 26

The National Herald 18 Aug 2019
Parks Distinguished Chair in Law, Willamette University, will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Peter Kakoyiannis, Esq ... He also holds two honorary Doctor of Laws degrees and an honorary Ph.D ... Parks Distinguished Chair in Law ... The Stanford Law Review characterized him as “the giant” of private international law (v....

Know the Law: Weapons in the workplace

Union Leader 18 Aug 2019
They can use this control to prohibit employees, customers and other visitors from bringing weapons into the office or work area, as well as from keeping weapons in cars that are parked in the employer’s parking lot ... Know the Law is a bi-weekly column sponsored by McLane Middleton, Professional Association. We invite your questions of business law....

Mustang Island State Park in Texas marks 40th anniversary

Victoria Advocate 18 Aug 2019
CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) – Forty years ago, Mustang Island State Park opened its gates with little fanfare. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports the lead-up to the park’s creation and opening was a wild ride of political machinations and court battles that went all the way to the U.S....

Alabama city studies gun ban at water park

Decatur Daily 18 Aug 2019
The Decatur Daily reports that officials say they need a change in state law before banning visitors from bringing guns into Decatur's Point Mallard water park....

Crowd congregates to dedicate Castle Rock park to fallen Deputy

Fox31 Denver 18 Aug 2019
Parrish III Memorial Park ... "This park, and this memorial, will be an everlasting symbol of the law enforcement sacrifices that are made everyday," said Jack Cauley, Castle Rock's Chief of Police ... The park is ......

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Press TV 18 Aug 2019
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Sergeant to throw first pitch at Rangers game

Stephenville Empire-Tribune 18 Aug 2019
Dustin Paulsen with the Erath County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled to throw the first pitch at the Rangers Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at 7.05 p.m ... 13, at Globe Life Park in Arlington.Paulsen was severely injured in the line of duty during a car crash on April 22, ......

Eloise Heller

The News-Gazette 18 Aug 2019
On April 16, 1946 she married Robert Heller after having met at a USO dance ... Also surviving is a sister, Betty Restad, and a sister-in-law, Elinor Miebach, both of Champaign. There will be a celebration of her life and a park bench dedication on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at the Hessel Park Main Pavilion in Champaign at 7 p.m. – rain or shine ... ....

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