Can. 1290 Without prejudice to Can. 1547  , whatever
the local civil law decrees about contracts, both generally and specifically, and about
the voiding of contracts, is to be observed regarding goods which are subject to the power
of governance of the Church, and with the same effect, provided that the civil law is not
contrary to divine law, and that canon law does not provide otherwise.
Can. 1291 The permission of the authority competent by law is required for the valid
alienation of goods which, by lawful assignment, constitute the stable patrimony of a
public juridical person, whenever their value exceeds the sum determined by law.
Can. 1292 §1 Without prejudice to the provision of Can. 638 §3, when the amount of
the goods to be alienated is between the minimum and maximum sums to be established by the
Episcopal Conference for its region, the competent authority in the case of juridical
persons not subject to the diocesan Bishop is determined by the juridical person's own
statutes. In other cases, the competent authority is the diocesan Bishop acting with the
consent of the finance committee, of the college of consultors, and of any interested
parties. The diocesan Bishop needs the consent of these same persons to alienate goods
which belong to the diocese itself.
§2 The permission of the Holy See also is required for the valid alienation of goods
whose value exceeds the maximum sum, or if it is a question of the alienation of something
given to the Church by reason of a vow, or of objects which are precious by reason of
their artistic or historical significance.
§3 When a request is made to alienate goods which are divisible, the request must
state what parts have already been alienated; otherwise, the permission is invalid.
§4 Those who must give advice about or consent to the alienation of goods are not to
give this advice or consent until they have first been informed precisely both about the
economic situation of the juridical person whose goods it is proposed to alienate and
about alienations which have already taken place.
Can. 1293 §1 To alienate goods whose value exceeds the determined minimum sum, it is
also required that there be:
1° a just reason, such as urgent necessity, evident advantage, or a religious,
charitable or other grave pastoral reason;
2° a written expert valuation of the goods to be alienated.
§2 To avoid harm to the Church, any other precautions drawn up by lawful authority are
also to be followed.
Can. 1294 §1 Normally goods must not be alienated for a price lower than that given in
§2 The money obtained from alienation must be carefully invested for the benefit of
the Church, or prudently expended according to the purposes of the alienation.
Can. 1295 The provisions of canon 12911294, to which the statutes of juridical
persons are to conform, must be observed not only in alienation, but also in any dealings
in which the patrimonial condition of the juridical person may be jeopardized.
Can. 1296 When alienation has taken place without the prescribed canonical
formalities, but is valid in civil law, the competent authority must carefully weigh all
the circumstances and decide whether, and if so what, action is to be taken, namely
personal or real, by whom and against whom, to vindicate the rights of the Church.
Can. 1297 It is the duty of the Episcopal Conference, taking into account the local
circumstances, to determine norms about the leasing of ecclesiastical goods, especially
about permission to be obtained from the competent ecclesiastical authority.
Can. 1298 Unless they are of little value, ecclesiastical goods are not to be sold or
leased to the administrators themselves or to their relatives up to the fourth degree of
consanguinity or affinity, without the special written permission of the competent
FOOTNOTES5 Translators' note: It would appear that this reference should read 'Can. 1259'.
Jesus Explained The Eucharist The Day After Feeding The 5000
"Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him." John 6:53-56
Jesus Gave Us The Eucharist For All Time The Night Before He Died
"While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. " Matthew 26:26-28
Today Some Cannot Accept The Gift Just As It Was In The Time Of Jesus
"'But there are some of you who do not believe.' Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him. And he said, 'For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.' As a result of this, many (of) his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, 'Do you also want to leave?' Simon Peter answered him, 'Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.'" John 6:64-68
Jesus Explained That Eternal Life Is Gained Through The Spirit - Not Through The Flesh
Jesus' Flesh And Blood Are Of Divine Nature (Spirit) And Not Of This World (Flesh)
"It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life." John 6:64-68
It's NOT Just Bread And Wine - It's NOT Just Crackers And Grape Juice
Jesus Gave Us The Eucharist To Nourish Us Until He Returns
Come Home To HIS Church And Accept HIS Holy Flesh And Blood
"Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me." Luke 10:16
Automated Translation From English - Always Rely On The Church For Complete Understanding
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