A135 Examine Cultural Homogeneity of the Canons

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Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 79th General Convention charges the Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution and Canons to examine the cultural homogeneity of the Canons, especially concerning the propriety and applicability of the Title IV in non-domestic jurisdictions where Canon Law is not consistent with Civil and Criminal Law, and make recommendations to a future meeting of the General Convention concerning the same.


In order to assist the process of reconciliation and full implementation of Title IV across the church, the Commission needs to do additional research and work to examine the diversity of civil jurisdictions in which Title IV is applicable, including the reasons behind the difficulty in implementing Title IV. The goal of the work is to develop solutions.

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