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Canons 1214, 1223 and 1226: Change to Ownership and Purpose of a Church

Waters, Ian B. (2011) Canons 1214, 1223 and 1226: Change to Ownership and Purpose of a Church. In: Roman Replies and Clsa Advisory Opinions: 2011. Canon Law Society of America, Washington, pp. 112-114,. ISBN 1932208291

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    In 1910, a certain family in a rural community, Summer Hill, donated some land to the parish so that a rural church could be built to serve the local needs, the parish church being fifteen miles away. Although this church has served the local community well, its need is now questioned because of fewer priests, a diminishing rural population, and easy access to the parish church. The grandson of the original donors, objecting to the possible closure of this church, has requested that, since his ancestors donated the land and assisted in building the church, it should be returned to him, so that his family can use it as a chapel. The pastor questions whether this is lawful under canon law.

    Item Type: Book Chapters
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): canon, 1214, 1223, 1226
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Applied Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Ethics / Moral Theology
    Ministry Studies
    D - Pastoral Studies
    Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
    Depositing User: Users 157 not found.
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 09:46
    Last Modified: 25 Feb 2014 13:09
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1062

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