Depending upon the orientation of the particular clergyman, his congregation, and his ecclesiastical judicatory
, one term is preferred to another as an indication of compliance or protest to a particular theological or ideological orientation.
The Supreme Court, in Milivojevic, rejected the arbitrariness exception that they had previously mentioned in Gonzalez, stating that this exception required "inquiry into the procedures that canon or ecclesiastical law supposedly require[d] the church judicatory
to follow, or else into the substantive criteria by which they [were] supposedly to decide the ecclesiastical question.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal concluded Dennis by stating, "[C]ivil courts must abstain from deciding ministerial employment disputes or reviewing decisions of religious judicatory
bodies concerning the employment of clergy, 'because such state intervention would excessively inhibit religious liberty.
We have the right to engage in "religious disobedience" to the regulations of the judicatory
that granted us the privilege to officiate at wedding ceremonies, and suffer the consequences.
Nonetheless, the referees decided that while Morse and Parish did "not violate any right, which any Judicatory
, legal or equitable, is competent to enforce," these rights were trappings only (qtd.
Because Islam lacks a central judicatory
, he stated that any U.
Reflecting on the impoverishment and destruction of urban neighborhoods and cities, as well as their recognition of racism as a central social problem, Catholic and Mainline Protestant churches at the local, judicatory
, and denominational levels became substantial financial sponsors of the work of Saul Alinsky and other community organizers.
I have, as a district middle judicatory
executive, been charged with the well-being of 70 congregations, intervened in church conflicts, counseled seminarians and clergy, quadrupled budgets and offered blessings.
It is no wonder, therefore, that the criticism of the previous generation was judicatory
at 512 (stating that the duties prescribed for the Special Division judges under the Ethics Act could overinvolve them "`in the process of policy and thereby weaken confidence in the disinterestedness of their judicatory
functions'" (quoting Felix Frankfurter, Advisory Opinions, in 1 Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 475, 478 (1980))).
To judge the appearances that we receive of objects, we would need a judicatory
instrument; to verify this instrument, we need a demonstration; to verify the demonstration, an instrument: there we are in a circle.
In many places," Lummis said, "if they divorce, they're not only out of a congregation, they're out of the entire judicatory
(diocese, conference, presbytery or synod).