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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Newsom signs law allowing California board to suspend Santa Anita's horse racing license

ABC7 27 Jun 2019
Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in response to 30 horse deaths this year at famed Santa Anita Park ... Previous state law limited the board's authority to suspend racing licenses. Santa Anita Park finished its season on Sunday, and races are scheduled to resume in September ... The deaths at Santa Anita Park have shocked the industry....

New law lets California suspend a horse race for safety reasons

CNN 27 Jun 2019
Gavin Newsom signed the bill Wednesday, weeks after he directed the board to apply new safety measures and create a review group at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia for the remainder of the season. The law takes effect immediately. The famed park, which will ... The new law changes that....

Building by-laws finalised as height restriction lifted in capital

Dawn 27 Jun 2019
After the federal government lifted the height restriction in the capital city, city managers have proposed new by-laws for commercial buildings ... Meanwhile, CDA officials said new buildings by-laws for major roads such as Murree Road, Park Road, Lehtrar Road, Islamabad Expressway and GT Road had also been lined up for the next board meeting....

Rec and Park’s ‘flexible pricing’ proposal advances with more predictability

San Francisco Examiner 27 Jun 2019
The changes, adopted Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee, would only allow the Recreation and Park Department to set increased rates for non-residents once a year during specified time periods. Recreation and Parks Department director Phil Ginsburg ......

New California law allows suspension of horse racing

Fresno Bee 27 Jun 2019
California's governor has signed a law clearing the way for regulators to suspend the horse racing license for beleaguered Santa Anita Park after the deaths of 30 horses at the ... ....

Here are 18 Lake Tahoe beaches with good parking (NHP is cracking down on illegal parking)

Reno Gazette Journal 27 Jun 2019
Even as law enforcement cracks down on illegal parking, there are still plenty of places to enjoy in Tahoe without having to walk a mile ... ....

Just a day to pay tribute to a legend like RD means nothing to me: Rupam

The Times of India 27 Jun 2019
Despite countless promises of the house on 36/1 South End Park where Pancham had spent 15 years of his life in Kolkata getting a facelift, nothing concrete has really happened on that front ... Your father-in-law, Abhijit Dasgupta, is Pancham’s uncle ... Kaku (my father-in-law) too has lots of interesting stories....

Los Altos school board approves $155 million land purchase in Mountain View

Mountain View Voice 27 Jun 2019
With much of the area being rebuilt at higher densities, now is the time to stake a claim and ensure schools and park space make it into the area, board member Bryan Johnson said at the June 19 meeting ... But in the rush to build more housing, the worry is that park space and schools may be an afterthought....

Nobody Knows What to Do With L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis

The Atlantic 27 Jun 2019
She has proposed a program that would encourage states and localities to drop restrictive zoning laws that limit multiple dwellings and drive up housing costs in exchange for grants that could finance parks, roads, and schools ... 2.8 million could be built under current zoning laws....

Zion to crack down on drunken driving over July 4th weekend

Deseret News 26 Jun 2019
FILE - Law enforcement officials at Zion National Park will be keeping an eye out for those drinking and driving over the four-day Fourth of July weekend ... ZION NATIONAL PARKLaw enforcement officials in the park ......

Forest Playschool Loses Permit To Operate In Walking Stick Woods, Must Shut Down In August

CBS Sports 26 Jun 2019
CHICAGO (CBS) — Forest Playschool, an outdoor preschool in the North Park neighborhood, must shut down by August because it cannot obtain the state license it needs to keep operating after losing its permit from the Chicago Park District ... Another major component of the law requires daycares to be secure from the public....

City Council reviews draft agreement with CCADC for certified site

Charles City Press 26 Jun 2019
In other action, the city and county continued to iron out issues regarding parking near the new $13.3 million county law enforcement center that could see ground being broken by the end of next month ... The current crosswalk runs in a straight line right from the north parking lot ......

Man Charged After Reportedly Firing At Deputies

CBS Sports 26 Jun 2019
This comes as law enforcement is mourning the loss of officer Tara O’ Sullivan shot and killed in the line of duty less than a week ago ... Nobody was injured, but a bullet pierced a park ranger truck. Deputies say the situation grew tense as law enforcement searched for an armed suicidal suspect who had opened fire near a residential area....