Sunday, March 19, 2017

Aim Our Canon at the Court House

Aim Our Canon at the Court House

Canon law is the body of laws and regulations made by ecclesiastical authority (Church leadership), for the government of a Christian organization or church and its members. It is the internal ecclesiastical law, or operational policy, governing the Catholic Church (both the Latin Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches), the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches, and the individual national churches within the Anglican Communion The way that such church law is legislated, interpreted and at times adjudicated varies widely among these three bodies of churches. In all three traditions, a canon was originally a rule adopted by a church council; these canons formed the foundation of canon law.

Christian Common Law Courts are urgently needed as alternative to the wide spread corruption of the secular legal system.

Conclusion: The English common law owes much to the influence of Christian natural law theory. This legal system was originated and largely influenced by the moral convictions of lawyers, philosophers and politicians who believed in the existence of a higher law reflecting enduring principles of freedom, justice and morality. It is impossible therefore to underestimate the extent to which the common law developed and assumed new forms as a result of the use of such concepts as ‘natural law’, ‘natural right’ and ‘natural justice.’ Above all, the common law tradition is inextricably connected to this particular way of thinking about law and justice. To ignore this fact results in a diminished understanding of the common law and the principles that underpin it. Accordingly, the ongoing divorce of the common law from its own Christian foundations will only bring disaster to the legal system. It will bring further confusion and lack of objectivity in regards to the interpretation and application of the law, and simply because our ‘secular’ courts have now basically lost the only objective basis they once had for effectively upholding the rule of law, even against the government, if necessary.
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