canonical acts

Article

Acts that produce a legal effect according to the rules of ecclesiastical law, and are either allowed or forbidden. They comprise acts of

  • official administrators of ecclesiastical property
  • persons employed in ecclesiastical courts, judge, auditor, referee, “defensor vinculi” (e.g., for marriage), fiscal promotor and promotor of faith (for beatification and canonization), courier, beadle, lawyer, proxy
  • sponsors at Baptism and Confirmation
  • voting at ecclesiastical elections, including those held by chapters of religious communities
  • actual exercise of advowson

MLA Citation

  • “canonical acts”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 July 2012. Web. 29 July 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/canonical-acts/>