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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Focus tightens on facial recognition

China Daily 18 May 2021
The legal case brought by Guo Bing has also been used to promote the drafting of laws and regulations related to protecting personal information ... The associate law professor at Zhejiang Sci-tech University bought an annual pass to Hangzhou Safari Park in 2019 after providing personal information, including his identity card number and fingerprints....

Instagram golfer apologizes for teeing off in national parks

Missoulian 18 May 2021
Since the offenses occurred in more than one park — including Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore and Grand Canyon national parks — several law enforcement officers are investigating, said Cynthia Hernandez, a Washington, D.C., public affairs specialist for the Park Service, in an email....

Rocky Mountain National Park begins process that may make reservation system permanent

Colorado Daily 18 May 2021
The next step in a process that may result in a permanent reservation system for Rocky Mountain National Park will be taken starting this week, when a 60-day public comment period begins ... Park officials will explain why they believe visitation must be controlled and what ideas they have for accomplishing it....

Supply and demand: downtown Spokane parking rates to be set based on occupancy

The Spokesman-Review 18 May 2021
Depending on the street, paying to park in downtown Spokane could soon be more expensive. Aiming to strike the right balance of supply and demand, the Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a new flexible parking rate structure for downtown . The fines imposed on those who violate parking laws are set to increase substantially....

Minnesota Revenue Dept. Still Assessing What Deal For Tax Relief On Jobless Benefits, PPP Means ...

CBS Sports 18 May 2021
But the state’s tax agency says it’s still reviewing how it would implement any law change ... Both of these provisions conform to the federal tax law on the issue ... Monday before they are compelled by law to end the session.MORE NEWS ... 1 Shot Outside Brooklyn Park Business....

Redondo Beach to reevaluate dogs in park policy after neighbor complaints

Daily Breeze 18 May 2021
The Redondo Beach City Council plans to rethink its decision last year to allow leashed dogs in city parks and parkettes after city staff and council members received a number of complaints ... In October, the City Council did away with the 41-year-old law and welcomed canine companions at eight parks and 10 parkettes....

ask a cop drones

Scottsbluff StarHerald 18 May 2021
What are the laws on drones? ... At this time, Nebraska statute doesn’t cover drone specific laws outside of The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission having wildlife laws regarding drone use in relation to hunting and interfering with game. There are three main groups in which the federal drone laws apply....

Encampment that included longtime parking lot renters removed by Caltrans

San Francisco Examiner 18 May 2021
Some 50 people living in a parking lot under a San Francisco freeway, some of whom have been there for years, were pushed out of the area by state law enforcement on Monday ... A tow truck removes a person’s tiny home from the parking lot ... A woman carries a suitcase away from the parking lot....

ASK A COP: What are the laws on drones?

Scottsbluff StarHerald 18 May 2021
What are the laws concerning drones? As a parent, I have concerns when I see one flying overhead when my children are out in the yard playing ... At this time, Nebraska statute doesn’t cover drone specific laws outside of The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission having wildlife laws regarding drone use in relation to hunting and interfering with game....

LASD hosting active shooter drill at Castaic Lake

The Signal 18 May 2021
“We want everyone to stay out of the area,” according to Deputy Brittany Fraser of the Sheriff’s Department’s Parks Bureau. “It’s a very important training to law enforcement officials, especially in light of recent events.” ... The drill is being conducted in cooperation with Los Angeles County’s Parks and Recreation Department, according to officials....

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Need Help Locating A Missing Endangered Adult

CBS Sports 18 May 2021
She then called law enforcement to report him missing according to reports ... Local Restaurant Owners React To New Law Allowing Alcohol To-Go Orders. It is still unknown when the truck left the Motel 6 parking lot or its last known direction of travel ... local law enforcement agency....

[Editorial] Shame on law enforcement

Korea Times 18 May 2021
Lee Sung-yoon, head of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, who will stand trial for allegedly abusing his power, has left an indelible blot on the law enforcement agency ... Right after his indictment, Lee said that he did not break the law, while vowing to prove his innocence in court....

Suspect vehicle strikes Border Patrol unit in foiled human smuggling attempt

LMT Online 18 May 2021
Law enforcement arrived to encounter 63 individuals who had been dropped off at a parked 18-wheeler to be smuggled further north into the country, authorities said ... law enforcement, or the public....