Pope Benedict may have issued authoritative ‘precept’ in McCarrick case
September 11, 2018
CWN Editor's Note: Canon lawyer Ed Condon explains that when Pope Benedict imposed restrictions on the public ministry of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, he may have issued a “precept”—a canonical order that would have formal authority, even without being made public.
(Scroll down in the linked article to see discussion of a “precept.”)
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