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 Salem News 29 Feb 2024
Campbell asked a judge to order Milton to clear the way for more housing development, arguing that the law does not allow for communities to opt out of new zoning requirements ... “The MBTA Communities Law was enacted to address our region-wide need for housing, and compliance with it is mandatory.”....

Suspected telecom fraudsters transferred from Laos

China Daily 29 Feb 2024
In January, the ministry dispatched a working group composed of police officers from public security organs in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong, Chongqing and other places to Laos to engage in law enforcement cooperation ... On Jan 21, law enforcement authorities in Laos, ......

NYC Council blasted as ‘out of touch’ by GOP for swatting down Mayor Eric Adams’ ...

New York Post 29 Feb 2024
Council Speaker Adrienne Adams on Wednesday called Hizzoner’s suggestion “harmful” and said lawmakers were not planning on making any modifications to the law. “We are not considering changes to laws ... Speaker Adams rebuffed the criticism, and called for laws to instead give more migrants the ability to work legally....

Laos sends 268 telecom fraud suspects to China

ECNS 29 Feb 2024
In January, the ministry dispatched a working group composed of police officers from public security organs in provincial level regions — including Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Fujian, as well as Chongqing, Hunan province and Guangdong province — to Laos to work with the nation's law enforcement authorities....

MFPD gets ‘gold standard’ honor

DailyTrib 29 Feb 2024
The Marble Falls Police Department received a re-accreditation certificate from the Texas Police Chiefs Association for the department’s continued work in the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Accreditation Program ... “This program has become the new gold standard for professional law enforcement in the state,” Westbrook said at the meeting....

Wrentham wants state to waive or modify MBTA housing law

The Sun Chronicle 29 Feb 2024
WRENTHAM — Local officials have taken a first step in their protest of a state law that requires communities hosting or near MBTA train stations and stops to allow more affordable housing ... Healey has said her office will enforce the law, but hopes to encourage and work with all communities to comply to ease the state’s housing crisis....

'He's All The Way In': Law And Order's Mehcad Brooks Talks Shaw's Personal Stakes In Next Episode With His New Partner

Cinema Blend 29 Feb 2024
Law & Order is entering a new era as Season 23 continues in the wake of Sam Waterston's departure as DA Jack McCoy after more than 400 episodes ... Unfortunately, "all the way in" can mean a very difficult case for characters on Law & Order, and it sounds like that will be the situation for Shaw in "On the Ledge." ... SVU and Law & Order....

Candidate Q&A Precinct 3 Constable

El Campo Leader-News 29 Feb 2024
Holder (i) – I have dedicated my life to law enforcement ... I understand the civil side of Texas law. I have a good working relationship with Wharton County judges and the department heads of our law enforcement agencies, especially the Wharton County SO and the El Campo Police Department ... No work week is ever the same....

Emergency Services Training Campus to provide coordinated law enforcement training

The Star Democrat 29 Feb 2024
Part of being ready to handle those events, they said, is good consistent and coordinated training among volunteer fire departments, law enforcement agencies and emergency medical services. Practice and familiarity with working together in an incident command situation can only happen with repetition and continuity....

Elyria native Larry H. James faced challenges on road to success

The Morning Journal 29 Feb 2024
James has put together an incredibly successful career in Ohio working in the public sector and as an attorney ... James graduated from Wittenberg in 1974 and attended Cleveland State University College of Law and earned his juris doctorate in 1977 ... After graduating from Cleveland State, James worked as assistant law director for the city of Cleveland....

Myanmar declares martial law in 2 townships of eastern state

The Siasat Daily 29 Feb 2024
Subsequently, in its separate order, the council granted administrative and judicial power for the townships to the commander of the northern command to effectively carry out the works on security, law enforcement, ......

Portugal: Europe's last open door for immigrants

Daily Times Chronicle 29 Feb 2024
Khatri moved to Portugal in December 2012 after working in Belgium ... While migrants in most other European countries face a deliberately dissuasive obstacle course to get papers, resulting in many working illegally, in Portugal it is the other way around.� ... Six Indians were hard at work in his orchards in Carrazeda de Ansiaes....

Just Before State Police: First Things First for Any Change to Work

This Day 29 Feb 2024
So, it will take a great deal of planning and challenging work by the Federal Ministry of Justice and their state counterparts as well as training to transition to a decentralized system of policing and law enforcement ... The state DOJ works to prevent crime and support law ......