Leander Harding on the Mark Lawrence Investigation—Choose Inclusive Justice

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The developing impasse between the diocese and the canonical instruments of General Convention is a tragedy in the making. It is very possible that the result will be the unnecessary loss of dozens of parishes and tens of thousands of Episcopalians. It is a moment to take stock and to recall the purpose of the canon law of the church. The canon law of the church has the peace of the church as its ultimate aim. The course of justice will be perverted if this new and arguably unconstitutional canon is used as an instrument by those of a majority opinion to gain the upper hand over those with whom they disagree. These proceedings threaten to reduce to the vanishing point the ground from which any future reconciliation might grow.

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1. uscetae wrote:

It is a moment to take stock and to recall the purpose of the canon law of the church.  The canon law of the church has the peace of the church as its ultimate aim.

Compare with CIC 1752: ” ... the salvation of souls, which must always be the supreme law in the Church, ...” 

Query:  what does “peace” mean in this context?

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