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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FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

Orange County Register 18 Jan 2021
Insider threats have been a persistent law enforcement priority in the years after the Sept ... The Secret Service is in charge of event security, but there is a wide variety of military and law enforcement personnel involved, ranging from the National Guard and the FBI to the Washington, D.C., Capitol and Park Police....

Capitol protest tracker: Here's a live look at capitols across the US

The Leader 18 Jan 2021
Capitol in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, according to an internal FBI bulletin issued to law enforcement partners ... On Sunday, law enforcement members and journalists outnumbered the few people who showed up at state capitols across the nation ... More reporters and law enforcement members were present than protesters....

2020 year in review

Standard-Speaker 18 Jan 2021
A report finds unsanitary equipment, dirty linens on floors and a failure of hospital officials to follow state law for reporting disease outbreaks after an inspection of Geisinger Medical Center ... Church St., according to Zoning Officer Charles Pedri and Stefanie Palushock, of the Drums-based law firm ... Buehler Memorial Pool at Bungalow Park....

FBI warned of large-scale nationwide protests by Trump supporters, but they fail to materialize

Finger Lakes Times 18 Jan 2021
20 with two guns to “embrace my Second Amendment.” ... Linda Magovern was stopped after she drove up to a checkpoint near Union Station, refused to put her car in park, told police she was a law enforcement officer and a member of the president’s Cabinet and then tried to drive away, according to a police report ... “I’m not letting them intimidate me ... 6 ... ....

Nationwide protests authorities feared by Trump supporters fail to materialize

The Los Angeles Times 18 Jan 2021
WASHINGTON —  ... Advertisement ... 20 with two guns to “embrace my Second Amendment.” ... Linda Magovern was stopped after she drove up to a checkpoint near Union Station, refused to put her car in park, told police she was a law enforcement officer and a member of the president’s Cabinet and then tried to drive away, according to a police report ... 6....

STEVE ERDMAN: Move Game and Parks to Sidney

Scottsbluff StarHerald 17 Jan 2021
This week I will introduce a bill to move the headquarters of the Game and Parks Department to the City of Sidney. Currently, state law mandates that the headquarters for the Game and Parks Department be in the City of Lincoln ... Second, the Game and Parks Department does a lot more than manage our state parks ... Consider Mahoney State Park for example....

Despite rumors of protests, Oklahoma Capitol quiet on Saturday

Stillwater News Press 17 Jan 2021
OKLAHOMA CITYCindy and David Badger hosted a small prayer gathering Saturday in front of their pickup in the far back corner of the state Capitol parking lot, but they were among the few who showed up, despite rumors of protests ... Authorities said there would be an increased law enforcement presence at the building through the start of February....

Protest at State House evaporates as local group advises against going

Union Leader 17 Jan 2021
No protesters were at the State House on Saturday, though law enforcement around the country was braced for armed demonstrations in state capitals ... One New Hampshire State Police cruiser was parked near the State House Saturday morning....

Woman arrested at inauguration checkpoint in D.C. said she was cabinet member, police say

Yahoo Daily News 17 Jan 2021
Linda Magovern, 63, was charged with impersonation of a law enforcement officer, failure to obey and fleeing a law enforcement officer after she presented herself at the checkpoint while in a car, NBC Washington reports ... was part of law enforcement, according to a police report....

Woman arrested at inauguration checkpoint for impersonating an officer, police say

WPXI 17 Jan 2021
Police have arrested woman at US Capitol Inaugural checkpoint for allegedly impersonating a law enforcement officer ... The coins are used by military and law enforcement to note achievements. She put her car in park and turned it off when authorities asked....

This is what it looks like when toxic White privilege is left unchecked

The Philadelphia Tribune 17 Jan 2021
As I watched the siege of the Capitol building, I recalled the George Floyd protests in Lafayette Park near the White House in June, where heavily armed law enforcement set off explosives and fired gas on peacefully gathered citizens of all races — some of them even on their knees with their hands up or lying flat on the ground....

Was a 7-day suspension too light? The case of a deputy, a Bisons player and ...

The Buffalo News 17 Jan 2021
Zlotek had been an Erie County deputy for almost 12 years when he drove by his girlfriend’s house one summer night and saw a truck with out-of-state plates parked there ... and waited, while on duty and in uniform, in the players' parking lot, according to the documents, obtained by The Buffalo News through New York's Freedom of Information Law....

Famous Wyoming grizzly, cubs, draw fans on trip to their den

Hastings Tribune 17 Jan 2021
Brave a 15-hour wintertime drive or pony up and fly to the airport in Grand Teton National Park ... National Park ... Joined by a Teton park law enforcement officer, they waited in anticipation for grizzly 399 and the crew to resurface after having disappeared from view from the highway....