Daily Archives: January 10, 2013

Canon 731-746

SECTION II. SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE (Cann. 731 – 755) Can. 731 §1. Societies of apostolic life resemble institutes of consecrated life; their members, without religious vows, pursue the apostolic purpose proper to the society and, leading a life in … Continue reading

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Canon 710-730

TITLE III. SECULAR INSTITUTES (Cann. 710 – 730)   Can. 710 A secular institute is an institute of consecrated life in which the Christian faithful, living in the world, strive for the perfection of charity and seek to contribute to … Continue reading

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Canon 708-709

CHAPTER VIII. CONFERENCES OF MAJOR SUPERIORS Can. 708 Major superiors can be associated usefully in conferences or councils so that by common efforts they work to achieve more fully the purpose of the individual institutes, always without prejudice to their … Continue reading

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Canon 705-707

CHAPTER VII. RELIGIOUS RAISED TO THE EPISCOPATE Can. 705 A religious raised to the episcopate remains a member of his institute but is subject only to the Roman Pontiff by virtue of the vow of obedience and is not bound … Continue reading

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Canon 694-704

Art. 3. DISMISSAL OF MEMBERS Can. 694 §1. A member must be held as ipso facto dismissed from an institute who: 1/ has defected notoriously from the Catholic faith; 2/ has contracted marriage or attempted it, even only civilly. §2. … Continue reading

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Canon 686-693

Art. 2. DEPARTURE FROM AN INSTITUTE Can. 686 §1. With the consent of the council, the supreme moderator for a grave cause can grant an indult of exclaustration to a member professed by perpetual vows, but not for more than … Continue reading

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Canon 684-685

CHAPTER VI. SEPARATION OF MEMBERS FROM THE INSTITUTE Art. 1. TRANSFER TO ANOTHER INSTITUTE Can. 684 §1. A member in perpetual vows cannot transfer from one religious institute to another except by a grant of the supreme moderator of each … Continue reading

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Canon 673-683

CHAPTER V. THE APOSTOLATE OF INSTITUTES Can. 673 The apostolate of all religious consists first of all in the witness of their consecrated life, which they are bound to foster by prayer and penance. Can. 674 Institutes which are entirely … Continue reading

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canon 662-672

CHAPTER IV. THE OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS OF INSTITUTES AND THEIR MEMBERS Can. 662 Religious are to have as the supreme rule of life the following of Christ proposed in the gospel and expressed in the constitutions of their own institute. … Continue reading

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Canon 659-661

Art. 4. THE FORMATION OF RELIGIOUS Can. 659 §1. In individual institutes the formation of all the members is to be continued after first profession so that they lead the proper life of the institute more fully and carry out … Continue reading

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canon 654-658

Art. 3. RELIGIOUS PROFESSION Can. 654 By religious profession, members assume the observance of the three evangelical counsels by public vow, are consecrated to God through the ministry of the Church, and are incorporated into the institute with the rights … Continue reading

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Canon 646-653

Art. 2. THE NOVITIATE AND FORMATION OF NOVICES Can. 646 The novitiate, through which life in an institute is begun, is arranged so that the novices better understand their divine vocation, and indeed one which is proper to the institute, … Continue reading

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Canon 641-645

CHAPTER III. THE ADMISSION OF CANDIDATES AND THE FORMATION OF MEMBERS Art. 1. ADMISSION TO THE NOVITIATE Can. 641 The right to admit candidates to the novitiate belongs to major superiors according to the norm of proper law. Can. 642 … Continue reading

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