To define the structure of the Church, one can begin with a discussion of the Code of Canon Law (Canon Law Society of America
1 For a thorough consideration of this Canon and some practical applications, cf.: Cusack, Barbara Anne, and Sullivan, Therese Guerin, SP, Pastoral Care in Parishes Without a Pastor, Applications of Canon 517, [ss] 2, (C) 1995 by The Canon Law Society of America
. The French version is entitled: La charge pastorale d'une paroisse sans cure; translated and adapted by Michel Theriault, 1998, Wilson Lafleur Ltee, Montreal.
Paul Golden, a former president of the Canon Law Society of America
, described the lack of precision about laity and the power of governance as "a good example of law waiting until the theological discussions have clarified the issue before a norm is made."
Twenty years earlier the Canon Law Society of America
gave him its first Role of Law award, its highest honor.
Margaret Parish in Queens, N.Y., and past president of the Canon Law Society of America
. "There's nothing specific about legislators or voting on bills."
Sharon Euart, in an analysis delivered in 2000 to a meeting of the Canon Law Society of America
, described the change.
The Canon Law Society of America
has issued a 47-page guide to following church law in implementing the U.S.
Perhaps none has been called on to grapple with the ramifications of priests' removal, spelled out in the bishops' norms and charter, more than the Canon Law Society of America
The Dallas norms are expected to be a main topic of conversation at the Canon Law Society of America
meeting in Cincinnati Oct.
The leaders of the Canon Law Society of America
have called on the U.S.
Each served as president of the Canon Law Society of America
and each subsequently received the society's highest honor, the Role of Law Award.