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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Shooting at splash pad in Detroit suburb injures 8 people, including 2 children, authorities say

The Call 16 Jun 2024
Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said a possible suspect had been contained in a home nearby, and law enforcement had the home surrounded, Bouchard said ... at a city park featuring a recreation area with a non-slip surface where people can turn on sprays and fountains of water to play in....

Field Reports: Washington man gets jail time for thermal tresspass in Yellowstone

The Spokesman-Review 16 Jun 2024
From staff reports. A 21-year-old man was sentenced to seven days in jail and banned for two years from Yellowstone National Park after getting caught walking off the boardwalk at the park’s Steamboat Geyser ... A park employee photographed Pyshniuk walking off the boardwalk and reported the incident to law enforcement. He was cited for thermal trespass....

Brothers, ages 8 and 4, among 9 injured in Detroit-area splash pad shooting

WPTV 16 Jun 2024
Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said the gunman drove up to the park just after 5 p.m., approached the splash pad and fired more than 20 shots before leaving. Scripps News Detroit ... Law enforcement was able to track the suspect to a home not far from the recreational park in Shelby Township ... Barnett. Michigan Gov ... ....

Some Inland Empire cities worry about e-bike safety

Daily Bulletin 16 Jun 2024
Eastvale residents and e-bike riders Danny Anene, 22, left, and Chinecherem Nwanevu, 22, right, sit on their e-bikes in the parking lot of Harada Elementary School in Eastvale on Friday, June 14, 2024 ... The plan aims to educate students about road rules, e-bike laws, helmet safety and pedestrian interaction....

Dozens of Sydney’s asbestos-contaminated sites not cleaned up six months after first discovery

The Observer 16 Jun 2024
Dozens of contaminated sites in Sydney are yet to be cleaned up six months after asbestos was first discovered in mulch at a public park, as the New South Wales treasurer urges the environment regulator to “throw the book” at polluters ... “We expect the EPA to enforce the law rigorously....

Cryptocurrency exchanges to evaluate listed coins

Korea Times 16 Jun 2024
Park. With the implementation of Korea's first law on virtual asset user protection, due to occur on July 19, cryptocurrency exchanges are set to comprehensively review the listing status of over 600 virtual assets currently being traded ... protection law is set to come into effect....

More Dogs on Main: The writing on the wall

Park Record 16 Jun 2024
The other day I got up and went about my morning routine. The irrigation cycle on the pivot system had finished during the night. Part of completing the shutdown is cleaning the mud leg ... So I did the reasonable thing ... They sold out and went to the Alaska gold rush before ending up in Park City ... Tom Clyde practiced law in Park City for many years ... .......

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The Saratogian 16 Jun 2024
Plenty of designated ADA parking is also available ... STATE PARKS CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE ... 15 – The Land & The Spirit, Clifton Park Chabad, 6 PM ... They will also hear about the native Americans who lived in the area, how Frederick Law Olmsted designed the park and the contributions of Saratoga’s historical figures such as Gideon Putnam, Dr....

Nicola Peltz Beckham reveals ‘hardest month of her life’ as dog dies after going to groomers

Metro UK 16 Jun 2024
Nicola spent nine years with her dog, Nala (Picture. Instagram @nicolaannepeltzbeckham) ... Her cause of death has not yet been revealed ... ‘This has been the hardest month of my life ... Kanye West's Malibu mansion turned from 'architectural treasure' to a 'NCP car park' ... In the comments underneath the post, Nicola’s mother-in-law, Victoria Beckham, wrote ... .......

The Legality of Car Sleeping in Michigan: What You Need to Know

Ballinger News 15 Jun 2024
On a state level, Michigan doesn’t have specific laws prohibiting sleeping in your car ... State Law ... This means you can technically pull over and catch some rest without breaking any state laws ... The Importance of Checking Local Laws ... Most city and town websites have sections dedicated to local ordinances and parking regulations....

Al Ain to tow away illegally parked vehicles from Wednesday

Gulf Today 15 Jun 2024
This is part of a new Parking Law that aims to regulate public parking and improve traffic flow. In the event that a vehicle is parked in the parking area without a number plate, the offending vehicle will be towed immediately to the Al Ain City Industrial Area....

Enjoy Happy Streets with zumba, boxing

The Times of India 15 Jun 2024
Parking will be available at Trikoni Park in Dharampeth....

$50M wrongful conviction case highlights decades of Chicago police forced confessions

Usatoday 15 Jun 2024
The payout for the "Marquette Park 4," as they became known after the infamous murder case, is the largest since at least 2008 for reversed convictions in Chicago, a city that’s racked up over $300 million in lawsuit settlements for wrongfully convicted people, according to a USA TODAY review of documents from Chicago's Department of Law....