Breaking law once hardly justifies breaking it twice

Posted November 10, 2018 9:41 pm by Dr. Edward Peters

Breaking law once hardly justifies breaking it twice

If Pope Francis wants to change the canon law forbidding ecclesiastical funeral rites for “manifest sinners who cannot be granted ecclesiastical funerals without scandal” (1983 CIC 1184 § 1 n. 1) he can do so. Till then Church law forbidding such funerals, a law that dates back many centuries, remains in effect, and its apparent […]

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