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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The Argus Press 01 Oct 2022
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Chicago Sun-Times 01 Oct 2022
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Ashe Post & Times 01 Oct 2022
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Columbia, Jefferson City officials prefer resources over arrests when it comes to homelessness

News-Press Now 01 Oct 2022
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Eminent domain: How it impacted Black communities and new efforts to reverse some of those decisions

WPXI 01 Oct 2022
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Judah Samet was a mensch well before he survived the Tree of Life shooting

Cleveland Jewish News 01 Oct 2022
At his funeral, Judah’s son-in-law, the playwright David Winitsky, spoke of a time they went out to the casual restaurant Eat N’Park together and his father in law praised the service the waitress gave the table ... He said to his son-in-law that it is important to make someone else’s day better whenever you can....

Kalispell Chamber Considers Relocating

Flathead Beacon 01 Oct 2022
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Battle Re-Enactors Fear Being Targeted by New York Gun Law

Voa News 01 Oct 2022
The law that went into effect this month declares parks, government property and a long list of other "sensitive" places off limits to guns ... The consternation stems from a law quickly approved after the U.S ... "In the meantime, individuals who have lawfully participated in reenactments should continue to do so."....

Editorial: Hawley's immigration bill is doomed but is a telling example of his cynicism

The Mercury 01 Oct 2022
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Journalist sues Oregon city and county over 2020 arrest

Bowling Green Daily News 01 Oct 2022
MEDFORD, Ore ... 22, 2020, Ehrlich was working with Jefferson Public Radio when she was arrested while trying to cover a Medford Police sweep of a homeless camp in Hawthorne Park ... In a statement, City of Medford officials said the park closure was lawful, and journalists have no special or unique right of access to property closed to the general public....

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Red Bluff Daily News 01 Oct 2022
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