Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: DE EPISCOPORUM MUNERIBUS, 03-14-15
Posted on 03/14/2015 11:15:42 AM PDT by Salvation
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DE EPISCOPORUM MUNERIBUS
An apostolic letter of Pope Paul VI setting down a series of norms to be followed by bishops in their exercise of the faculties of dispensation. Two important provisions are a reminder that the Code of Canon Law remains binding except where the Holy See has expressly abrogated some canonical directives, and that the faculty of dispensation applies only to perceptive and prohibitive laws, not to norms that establish the Church's laws. The basic thrust of the document is to spell out the dispensations reserved to the Pope (June 15, 1966).
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I never heard it called by a formal name, but it makes sense. Some Bishops gave dispensations for Sunday Mass because of the weather this year- on a week-by-week basis.
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