Sunday, 6 October 2013

Canonical Decretals which empower the Pope

Canons from the Corpus Juris Canonici, Gratian's Decretals, which appear to give the Pope direct authority over secular justice and the affairs of state:-



Decreti, pars i. distinct. x.
The constitutions of princes are not superior to ecclesiastical constitutions, but subordinate to them.

Decreti, pars i. distinct. x. can. i.
The law of the emperors cannot dissolve the ecclesiastical law.

Decreti, pars i. distinct. x. can iv.
Constitutions (civil, we presume) cannot contravene good manners and the decrees of the Roman prelates.

Decreti, pars i. distinct. x. can, v.
Whatever belongs to priests cannot be usurped by kings.

Decreti, pars i. distinct. x. can. vi.
The tribunals of kings are subjected to the power of priests.



Decreti, pars i. distinct. xix. can. ii.
All the ordinances of the apostolic seat are to be inviolably observed.

Decreti, pars i. distinct. xix. can. iii.
The yoke which the holy chair imposes must be borne, although it may seem unbearable.

Decreti, pars i. distinct. xix. can. vi.
The decretal epistles are to be ranked along with canonical scripture.



Decreti, pars i. distinct. xcvi. can. vii.
The temporal power can neither loose nor bind the Pope.

Decreti, pars i. distinct. xcvi. can. viii.
It does not belong to the Emperor to judge the actions of the Pope.

Decreti, pars i. distinct. xcvi. can. xi.
The Emperor ought to obey, not command, the Pope.


References


Digitale Bibliothek - Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum
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Decretum Gratiani
Pars I
CONCORDIA DISCORDANTIUM CANONUM AC PRIMUM DE IURE NATURAE ET CONSTITUTIONIS

DISTINCTIO X. [10]

DISTINCTIO XIX. [19]

DISTINCTIO XCVI. [96]


Gratian (1993). (trans Augustine Thomson) The Treatise on Laws (Decretum DD. 1-20) with the Ordinary Gloss (Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Canon Law, Volume 2). CUA Press. pp. 32–5. ISBN 978-0-8132-0786-5.

Oudin Petit ((Paris)) (1542). Decretum Gratiani: cum glossis. apud Oudinum Paruum.

Corpus juris canonici notis illustratum, Gregorij XIII. iussu editum : complectens Decretum Gratiani, Decretales Gregorij Papae IX., Sextum Decretalium Bonifacij Papae VIII., Clementinas, Extrauagantes Ioannis Papae XXII., Extravagantes communes (1661, Lugdunum)

The Canon Law (1912)
By Robert S. Mylne
Chapter 2: Decretum Gratiani
http://archive.org/stream/canonlaw00myln#page/22/mode/2up


The Papacy: Its History, Dogmas, Genius, and Prospects 
by the Rev. J. A. Wylie, LL.D. (1852, London)




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