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Bishop Paprocki bars Illinois Catholic lawmakers who back abortion from Communion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Springfield Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki issued a decree June 6 stating that Catholic lawmakers in the Illinois Legislature "who promoted or...

Pope Francis disappointed Italian bishops slow on implementing marriage annulment reforms

VATICAN CITY  -- Pope Francis told the bishops of Italy that he was disappointed that so many of their dioceses had yet to implement...

Canon law professor says church did not foresee crimes by...

WASHINGTON -- The 1983 Code of Canon Law did not anticipate crimes being committed by bishops that could result in their laicization, according to...

Vatican issues instruction on improving canon law studies

VATICAN CITY — The changes in canon law Pope Francis made to ensure that marriage annulment cases were handled more quickly, more pastorally and...

Changing canon law, pope brings Latin-rite and Eastern Catholic practices closer

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In a change to church law, Latin-rite Catholic deacons may not preside at a wedding when one or both...

Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Church law has procedures and penalties for effectively dealing with allegations of clerical sexual abuse, but the Vatican is...

U.N. panel presses Vatican to revise canon law on child abuse...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child continued to insist that the Vatican compile and publish detailed...

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