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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Missoula may change process for parkland deals

Missoulian 18 Apr 2021
In some instances, developers pay money to a city instead of designating land as parks ... State law says this money is to be used to "acquire, develop, or maintain parks or recreational areas to serve the subdivision," and "for the purchase of public open space or conservation easements to serve the subdivision."....

Outdoors notes: Nebraska Game and Parks to consider hunting recommendations

Omaha World-Herald 18 Apr 2021
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider recommendations for 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons when it meets Tuesday in Kearney ... Game and Parks staff will recommend deer permit increases and additional bonus antlerless-only whitetail tags in several management units to stabilize populations ... Nebraska State Parks....

Updated: Strong turnout for Jamestown's Runnin O' the Green

The Jamestown Sun 18 Apr 2021
This year's crowd was estimated at about 1,000 people by law enforcement, according to Scott Edinger, Jamestown chief of police ... Final counts on participants and law enforcement activity will not be available until Sunday....

Seventh night of protests begins at Brooklyn Center police HQ

The Oneida Daily Dispatch 18 Apr 2021
On Friday night, law enforcement moved in quickly to disperse an increasingly volatile crowd, making several arrests ... As the protesters prayed, law enforcement or National Guard members parked trucks between the police department and the fences....

Mid-Shore Calendar

The Star Democrat 18 Apr 2021
MONDAY, APRIL 19. YOGA CLASS, Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road. 1 p.m. Yoga with Suzie Hurley. Pre-registration required. Info ... KENT ISLAND FARMERS MARKET, parking lot next to Cult Classic Brewing Company, 1169 Shopping Center Road, Stevensville ... Sponsored by the KI Elks and local law enforcement agencies ... CHESTERTOWN FARMERS MARKET, Fountain Park....

Rochester Park Board president's comments about American flag spark debate

Post Bulletin 17 Apr 2021
Final comments during a recent Rochester Park Board meeting have sparked a social media debate and left at least one board member fearful ... “With that, I appreciate our partnerships with all the people, including the law enforcement organizations and their contributions to the park and our community.” she added....

Cedar City Council approves ordinances creating new student housing district on 200 North

St George News 17 Apr 2021
The council debated issues such as number of parking spaces and accessibility, then voted 5-0 to approve the ordinances ... Possession or use of alcoholic beverages at a city park is still prohibited, with the exception of the city’s golf course, where it is allowed as long as it is lawfully sold....

Volunteers find fewer goose nests around Cascade Lake

Post Bulletin 17 Apr 2021
“It kind of surprised me there weren’t more around the lake,” said Paul Widman, Rochester’s park and recreation director. By comparison, 65 nests were found Wednesday in Silver Lake Park ... Protest greets volunteer egg-addling effort in Silver Lake ParkNine things to know about goose-egg addling in Rochester parks....

Tom Clyde: Big plans looming

Park Record 17 Apr 2021
For the most part, Park City is built ... Park Record columnist Tom Clyde ... Alterra Mountain Company, owner of Deer Valley Resort, announced its plans to remodel Snow Park ... Only this time, the remodel of Snow Park includes 15 acres of the parking lots converted into a new base village area ... Tom Clyde practiced law in Park City for many years....

The mother of the suspect in the Indianapolis FedEx mass shooting warned the FBI last year that he might attempt 'suicide by cop'

The Times of India 17 Apr 2021
"Suicide by cop" is used to provoke law enforcement to shoot in defense of civilians or themselves. The gunman opened fire in a parking lot outside a FedEx facility in Indianapolis before going inside....

Man slashed in Washington Square Park after trying to break up couple’s quarrel: cops

AM New York 17 Apr 2021
A would-be peacekeeper who tried to calm a warring couple in Washington Square Park early Saturday morning ended up being slashed for his trouble, police reported. Law enforcement sources said the slashing occurred inside the Greenwich Village greenspace at about 2.35 a.m....

The carpenter who built tiny homes for Toronto’s homeless

Finance & Commerce 17 Apr 2021
TORONTO — On his way to work on a construction site, Khaleel Seivwright surveyed the growing number of tents lining an intercity highway and in parks with increasing discomfort ... He has hauled them to parks across Toronto where homeless encampments have slumped into place — jarring reminders of the pandemic’s perversely uneven effects....