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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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Abstract

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: 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
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
Ministry Studies
D - Pastoral Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Users 157 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 23:46
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2014 02:09
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1062

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