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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Ordinance barring car-sleeping on L.A. residential streets quietly expires

LA Daily News 18 Jul 2019
For homeless people living in their cars, Southern California churches, temples open their parking lots Valley councilwoman pushes back on LA vehicle dwelling law with parking restrictions LAPD officer could not walk away from homeless woman and granddaughter on streets of North Hills....

The Fight for Right of Way

Resilience 18 Jul 2019
Tryparking’ a picnic table, tiny home, or above-ground pool there and you will soon discover that motor vehicles are generally the only type of private property that it is lawful to store for free on the public street....

LAPD Not Issuing Citations For People Sleeping In Cars Parked On Residential Streets

CBS Sports 18 Jul 2019
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles police will not be issuing citations for people sleeping in vehicles parked on residential streets — at least for now ... The council responded by drafting city ordinances that would make it illegal to live in a vehicle in residential neighborhoods or near locations such as parks and schools....

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Stowe Today 18 Jul 2019
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Snowmobile group: 10 ways to make sport safer after deadly winter

The Post-Standard 18 Jul 2019
Have the governor direct State Police, En-Con Police & Rangers, and the Park Police to maximize law enforcement activities relating to snowmobiling while intoxicated and reckless operation at the beginning of snowmobile season and on those important and key tourism weekends, ......

Greenwood parks panel seeks clarity on leadership

Fort Smith Times Record 18 Jul 2019
Greenwood Clerk/Treasurer Sharla Derry said on Wednesday Arkansas law states the city can have a five-member or seven-member parks commission."So what is very odd, and I have consulted the city attorney, is that our ordinance establishing the commission is a six-member, and my question to him was, 'If [...] ......

Recall the mayor? Why such talk makes no sense in relation to the truck yard flap

Manteca Bulletin 18 Jul 2019
... they couldn’t voice their main grievances against what was essentially an ill-conceived fast tracking of a 486 truck parking yard by a developer very well versed in the mind numbing nuances of California environmental law, rules are the rules and the law is definitely the law....

Controversial Cross to be Discussed in Appeals Court

NBCBayArea 18 Jul 2019
A federal judge has ruled that a cross that has been maintained by the Lion’s Club at a public park in Albany for decades is unconstitutional, and tomorrow the 9th U.S ... People who use the park are conflicted over the issue. “Times change, things change, the laws change with time....

Can I Have The Ferret?

Flathead Beacon 18 Jul 2019
Someone found some finger prints that they thought local law enforcement should see ... suspicious truck parked in front of her house....

Florida city plays ‘Baby Shark' song repeatedly to deter homeless

WPXI 18 Jul 2019
People are paying a lot of money to use the facility, thousands of dollars,” Leah Rockwell, West Palm Beach parks and recreation director, told the Palm Beach Post ... The city is also working to set park hours so police have more authority to enforce trespassing laws, the Post reported. ....

In Hubbard Co., stopping lake invaders means not forgetting the beach toys

Hibbing Daily Tribune 18 Jul 2019
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — At the public access boat launch on the southern end of Long Lake near Park Rapids, an inspector is usually stationed, ready to check boats for plant fragments or mollusks clinging to the bottom, stuck in the motor or hiding in a live well ... Minnesota law ......

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Magic Valley 18 Jul 2019
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