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The Notion of Crime in Canon Law

“A crime, in ecclesiastical law, is an external and morally imputable transgression of a law to which is attached a canonical sanction, at least in general.  It is the law, either eternal or positive, that governs order, the relation of man to God and of man to man, and any defection from that order constitutes a frustration of the designs of Providence. But the transgression which the ecclesiastical law considers is not merely the guilty mind (mens rea), but the… Read More >

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