Do Catholics have an obligation to know their rights and duties under canon law?
Peters: Yes, and you could say that’s what my wider work is all about. Knowing the law, knowing one’s rights and duties, is not sufficient for leading an honorable life, of course; but knowing the law makes leading the upright life easier. One knows what’s expected. For too long, canon law, even though it is an incredibly important source for knowing one’s rights and duties as a Catholic, was neglected. Today we are, I think, paying the price for that widespread disregard of Church law right and left. But things are slowly changing. The value of stability, the wisdom of experience, the basic commitment to dignity, all of these are waiting for us in canon law. The more people learn about it, the more they see how valuable it is, and the more they want to learn. IgnatiusInsight.com: What attracted you to canon law? Peters: Growing up in the ’60s and ’70s, canon law was not something pew Catholics talked much about. I think I had heard the term “canon law” maybe once in my life through th
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