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CANONIST. One well versed in canon or ecclesiastical law.

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In part 2, the author presents her exploration of Anselm the canonist and polemicist.
A positive review from a moral theology professor at The Catholic University of America was pulled from the Internet because, its author explained to Tapsell, he had received emails from canonists criticizing it.
(80.) The Salamanca canonist Juan Alfonso de Benavente's De scientiarum laudibus, to judge from its title, may have been one example from the later fifteenth century, but it is lost.
Five canonists consulted by NCR, four of whom spoke only on background and on the condition of anonymity said that 1367 typically refers to the use of the Eucharist in black Masses or satanic rituals.
Theologians would also take up the question of the ordination of women, but not until the 12408, some 90 years after the canonist Gratian first put forth his opinion on the subject.(84) For over 1200 years then the question of the validity of women's ordination remained at least an open question.
1313), a canonist from Bologna, asserted that the Church was never headless during a vacancy in the papal office, "since she always retained her true Head Christ Himself."(11)
Orsy, a leading canonist well-known for his theological expertise, acknowledged, however, that the question of which church doctrines are taught infallibly is "extremely complex."
Domenico Giacobazzi (1444-1528), the eminent canonist whose Tractatus de concilio (1511-1523) prefaces Mansi's Amplissima collectio, held that the deliberative vote belongs only to bishops, but can be extended to others either by the pope who can invite and habilitate others or, in the pope's absence, by the unanimous consent of the bishops.
Somerville, entitled "Interest and Usury in a New Light." Somerville there stated that Keynes's Treatise on Money raised a number of questions and led to "unexpected consequences," one of the most startling being his "vindication of the canonist attitude to interest and usury."(17) Why had Keynes vindicated the canonists, or perhaps the canonists vindicated Keynes?
--Ed Condon, canonist and Catholic News Agency editor, on calls to excommunicate Gov.