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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Dover's Christmas Tree is in place at Henry Law Park

Union Leader 01 Dec 2021
DOVER — Community Services crews have cut, trimmed and installed this year’s Christmas Tree at Henry Law Park in preparation for the holiday season and the City of Dover’s 36th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec ... This is the fourth year the Gingras family has provided a tree for Henry Law Park....

Wildfire continues to burn at a North Carolina state park

San Francisco Chronicle 01 Dec 2021
(AP) — A wildfire at North Carolina's Pilot Mountain State Park had grown to more than 1,000 acres (400 hectares) by Tuesday afternoon, twice its size of a day earlier, authoritiess said ... He said law enforcement will investigate to determine what sparked the blaze....

Ancient juniper trees cut illegally in New Mexico monument

Albuquerque Journal 01 Dec 2021
But park law enforcement monitoring the area over the past year have reported additional trees cut down, with the latest incident happening in October. Park employees are encouraging the public to submit any information that would help with the investigation to the National Park Service’s tip line....

Additional law enforcement stationed at mall for holidays

American Press 01 Dec 2021
The deputies will be on marked ATV’s and patrol cars in the parking lot, as well as manning the CPSO Mobile Command Center located in the parking lot of the mall near the intersection of Prien Lake Road and Ernest Street ... However, the presence of law enforcement on the premises is expected to deter crime in the parking lot....

2 teens charged in teacher's death plead not guilty

ABC7 01 Dec 2021
Multiple law enforcement agencies reportedly started to search Chautauqua City Park, where Graber was known to take walks during the afternoon. Officials later found Graber's body in the park "concealed under a tarp, wheelbarrow and railroad ties," according to the complaint....

Why code enforcement officers will start working weekends in Riverside County

The Press Enterprise 01 Dec 2021
That means it might be Monday before code enforcement officials can address weekend violations in unincorporated communities, where county government is responsible for enforcing laws against loud noise, illegal parking and other neighborhood nuisances....

One St. Petersburg man’s quest to quiet a condo’s parking garage bell

Tampa Bay Times 01 Dec 2021
PETERSBURG — Fred Sherman has got to be this city’s foremost expert on the sounds of local parking garages ... He pointed out several other parking garage alarms, meant to alert pedestrians that a car is exiting ... Even parking garage alarms are fine ... The law is one thing, he said, “but what about just being a good neighbor?”....

Fast food employee at Charleston airport arrested on gun possession charge

The Post and Courier 01 Dec 2021
Joseph Stephen LaPorte is accused of breaking into vehicles in the airport's hourly parking garage, according to a police report ... LaPorte, who was carrying two duffel bags at the time of his arrest, claimed he had just flown in from Des Moines, Iowa, and he was looking for a vehicle his brother-in-law left for him in the parking garage....

Trial to determine if requiring women board members is legal

Napa Valley Register 01 Dec 2021
Jerry Brown signed the nation's first law requiring women on boards of publicly traded companies, he suggested it might not survive legal challenges ... The California law has spurred other states to adopt or consider similar laws ... She said the plaintiffs should be embarrassed for claiming the law is discriminatory....

Chun Doo-hwan obituary

The Times/The Sunday Times 01 Dec 2021
Three months later the army officer who had risen through the ranks during the long dictatorship of Park Chung-hee had declared martial law and been elected ......

Vanessa Quiroz-Carter fights for Watsonville City Council seat a second time

Santa Cruz Sentinel 01 Dec 2021
The city should be more aggressively utilizing state laws, she said, such as a 2015 density bonus that waives parking requirements if a development including low income units are built near transportation hubs ... “I would like all of our parks to be funded and get a beautiful makeover like Ramsey Park is going to get,” Quiroz-Carter said....

3 dead, 8 injured in Oxford High School shooting; suspect is 15-year-old student

The Daily Telegram 01 Dec 2021
The incident unfolded in about five minutes and police said the shooter, who was not injured, was arrested, turning himself over to officers ... For most of Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement officers surrounded the school, helicopters swirled over the snow-covered parking lots and worried parents took to social media to find out what was going on. ....

3 dead, 8 injured in Michigan high school shooting; suspect is 15-year-old student

Finger Lakes Times 01 Dec 2021
For most of the afternoon Tuesday, law enforcement surrounded the school, helicopters swirled over the snow-covered parking lots and worried parents took to social media to find out what was going on ... Attorney General Dana Nessel, the state's top law enforcement said her ......