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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Southern Nevada park rangers dispatched to Mexico border

Las Vegas Review-Journal 19 May 2019
Local officials from the National Park Service and the U.S ... Park Police Fraternal Order of Police declined to comment for this story, but the organization’s website includes repeated references to “dangerous understaffing” in the law enforcement ranks at the nation’s parks....

A green haven for women to stay fit and motivated

Hindustan Times 19 May 2019
This park, tucked away in Sector 10A, adjacent to a community centre, is a 1.5-acre green space that is dedicated to women ... Fifty-seven-year-old Usha walks into the open gym in the city’s sole women-only park and takes off her dupatta before sitting down to do some crunches ... “The idea of this park was to create a safe place for women....

'Doggie Dash' in Sherman to benefit retired military, police dogs

The State Journal-Register 19 May 2019
SHERMAN — The debut of a 5K race and 1-mile fun run June 8 at the village park in Sherman will benefit a foundation based in Texas that offers retired military and law enforcement dogs slated to be euthanized a place for retirement and rehabilitation. The first Doggie ......

UNH Law graduates encouraged to overcome fears

Concord Monitor 19 May 2019
With birds singing and the sun shining at White Park on Saturday, it was hard to imagine feeling scared at the University of New Hampshire School of Law’s 44th Commencement.But student speaker Caitlin Poole told the audience that the fear she felt while taking her first year exams as a law student... ....

Traffic police issue security order for Youm-e-Ali procession

The News International 19 May 2019
The spokesman for the traffic police said that on 21st of Ramazan-ul-Mubarak, falling on Monday, May 27, 2019, the main procession in connection with the Shahadat of Hazrat Ali (RA) would be staged from the Nishtar Park to the Hussainian Iranian Imambargah, Kharadar....

Clawson, Robert W.

The Morganton News Herald 19 May 2019
of Morganton; two sisters, Polly Combs (Paul) of Boone, and Nina Sue Gurley (Steve) of Lincolnton; two brothers, Bill Clawson (Betty) of Boone, and Dennis Clawson of Dallas, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Irene Clawson of Boone, , Ramona Clawson of Winston Salem, , Martha Parks of ......

Memorial service marks end of National Police Week

The Norman Transcript 19 May 2019
Local law enforcement honored officers and personnel who have died in the line of duty at the National Police Week memorial service on Friday. The Norman Police Department, Cleveland County Sheriff's Office and fellow law enforcement personnel gathered at Legacy Park for the service....

COMMENTARY: Open records are vital to all Nevadans

Las Vegas Review-Journal 19 May 2019
Under a bill now being considered in the Legislature, the Clark County School District clerk would have been required by law to help ... Parks’ legislation is a no-brainer ... When we think of public records laws, we often imagine news organizations requesting documents that uncover corruption or abuse....

Lima area sports calendar

Lima Ohio 19 May 2019
ADULT FITNESS. Lima ... ARCHERY. Lima ... Columbus Grove ... Lima ... The 10th annual Nathan Miller Memorial Tournament will be May 31 through June 2 at the Delphos Stadium Park ... The fourth annual Running with the Law Sprint Triathlon and 5K Race will be held at 8.30 a.m ... 17 at Four Seasons Park, 18031 Road M. Register at ... ....

Local Business Owner Telling Customers To Ignore Parking Signs

CBS Sports 18 May 2019
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A local business owner is telling customers to ignore parking signs ... “They passed a law that allows somebody who’s stranded on the freeway or is running out of gas or whatever to pull into a parking lot for one hour sort out the problems without getting towed,” William said....

Celebrating and Protecting National Parks

The Helotes Echo 18 May 2019
National parks don’t exist as they do today by accident ... Experts say that parks are also threatened by attempts to derail policies and laws meant to protect these treasured places -- from carving up national monuments for development to fast-tracking oil and gas leasing in and near some of America’s last truly wild places....

Police outline new parking enforcement

The Daily Independent - Ashland 18 May 2019
The Ashland Police Department said the technology is an enhancement of the city’s existing electronic ticketing system that will allow law enforcement to determine if motorists have parked their vehicle for more than two hours ... Parking signage and spaces in downtown Ashland....

Police, civilians remember officers killed in line of duty

Rio Rancho Observer 18 May 2019
Scott Pope, the department’s honor guard supervisor, stands with his head down near the statue memorializing officers lost in the line of duty during the Rio Rancho Police Law Enforcement Memorial on Thursday morning at Veterans Monument Park....