While canon law seems very out of fashion in some quarters at the moment, some confusions that have recently arisen over the pope’s remarks about giving priests the powers to forgive abortion highlights canon law’s essential service of clarity and precision for the help of the faithful. Those around the Pope would serve him and the Church better by remembering this.
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