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UPDATED! “Canonical appeals for Dummies” aka PROCESS TO TAKE RECOURSE AGAINST A DECREE



UPDATED! “Canonical appeals for Dummies”
PROCESS TO TAKE RECOURSE AGAINST A DECREE

prepared by Sr. Kate Kuenstler P.H.J.C., J.C.D 7/15/13


The parishioners are the ones to appeal. Preferably, parish council officers or other “pillars of the parish,”are the best ones to appeal. However, anyone can take recourse against the DECREE issued by the (Arch)bishop. The pastor should Not appeal. The pastor is not the parish.  In addition, the bishop can silence the pastor since the pastor has taken an "oath of obedience to the bishop". It is important to keep a safety wall between the group appealing and the pastor. All recourse letters and other correspondence should be courteous and respectful. 

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