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.

Etymology

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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Omaha World-Herald 31 Jan 2023
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The Jerusalem Post 31 Jan 2023
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Xinhua Headlines: Mass shootings, deadly law enforcement expose U.S. culture of violence

Xinhua 31 Jan 2023
30 (Xinhua) -- The mass shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay in California as well as Tyre Nichols' death from deadly law enforcement in Memphis, Tennessee, expose once again the violent root in U.S ... On the Eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, 11 people were killed in a mass shooting in Monterey Park in Los Angeles County....
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Jamaica Observer 31 Jan 2023
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New Jersey loses another round in gun control fight

Victoria Advocate 31 Jan 2023
Bumb said the plaintiffs in the lawsuit have demonstrated a "likelihood of success" on the merits of the case, and granted their motion to bar enforcement of the firearm restrictions in casinos, public parks, bars and restaurants, and several other "sensitive" areas covered by the new law....
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Judge says N.J.’s concealed gun carry law does not apply at some ‘sensitive places’

NJ 31 Jan 2023
... restraining order, allowing permit-holders to bring their firearms into an array of public places deemed illegal under the new law, including beaches, casinos and public parks....
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Trans woman charged with public indecency for using female YMCA facilities

Springfield News-Sun 31 Jan 2023
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Xinhua 31 Jan 2023
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