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In need of a free Canon lawyer? Visit this new site

Often, Rorate receives emails, especially from priests, in need of a Canon lawyer. Now, a new site has launched, which offers free services: everything from answering simple questions to full-on representation. Again, all services large and small are being offered, gratis.

From the founder

As a longtime follower of Rorate Caeli, I wanted to share a recent initiative which I believe may be of interest to your readers. 

In collaboration with two other canon lawyers, I recently launched the Canon Law Centre, an apostolate dedicated to providing professional canonical services free of charge to those who need it. Our website can be accessed here: 

Our services range from answering simple questions related to ecclesiastical discipline to representing individuals or groups in formal administrative or judicial processes in the Church. We are especially interested in assisting those who have been met with opposition to their legitimate requests to have the traditional liturgy celebrated in their dioceses, etc.

Finally, if I may ask for your prayers for our apostolate at this formative stage of its existence, your generosity in this regard would be most appreciated. 

Thanks for your time and in advance for your prayers as we undertake this important work for the renewal of the sacred liturgy and for the Church.


  1. Thank you for doing this invaluable service, Doctor.

    I posted a question on your forum about SSPX confessions.

  2. This is excellent!

  3. Assistance with the Code of Canon Law is very important.
    Holy Scripture (Catholic Bible);
    Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition;
    Code of Canon Law;
    GIRM (General Instruction of the Roman Missal; are thee most important documents of our Faith.
    If we do not know our Faith, we can not be assure that accuracy is being promoted.

    Canon Law has been neglected or ignored many times. Yet the APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION SACRAE DISCIPLINAE LEGES of the SUPREME PONTIFF POPE JOHN PAUL II for the PROMULGATION of the NEW CODE OF CANON LAW" (1983) clearly states: QUOTE "Finally, the canonical laws by their very nature must be observed". UNQUOTE.
    (Note that it does not say: may, could, should, or might.
    It states "MUST".

    The Code of Canon Law is available on the Vatican web site:


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