Can. 1299 §1 Those who by the natural law and by canon law can freely dispose of their
goods may leave them to pious causes either by an act inter vivos or by an act mortis
§2 In arrangements mortis causa in favor of the Church, the formalities of the civil
law are as far as possible to be observed. If these formalities have been omitted, the
heirs must be advised of their obligation to fulfill the intention of the testator.
Can. 1300 The intentions of the faithful who give or leave goods to pious causes,
whether by an act inter vivos or by an act mortis causa, once lawfully accepted, are to be
most carefully observed, even in the manner of the administration and the expending of the
goods, without prejudice to the provisions of Can. 1301 §3.
Can. 1301 §1 The Ordinary is the executor of all pious dispositions whether made
mortis causa or inter vivos.
§2 By this right the Ordinary can and must ensure, even by making a visitation, that
pious dispositions are fulfilled. Other executors are to render him an account when they
have finished their task.
§3 Any clause contrary to this right of the Ordinary which is added to a last will, is
to be regarded as nonexistent.
Can. 1302 §1 Anyone who receives goods in trust for pious causes, whether by an act
inter vivos or by last will, must inform the Ordinary about the trust, as well as about
the goods in question, both movable and immovable, and about any obligations attached to
them. If the donor has expressly and totally forbidden this, the trust is not to be
§2 The Ordinary must demand that goods left in trust be safely preserved and, in
accordance with Can. 1301, he must ensure that the pious disposition is executed.
§3 When goods given in trust to a member of a religious institute or society of
apostolic life, are destined for a particular place or diocese or their inhabitants, or
for pious causes, the Ordinary mentioned in §§1 and 2 is the local Ordinary. Otherwise,
when the person is a member of a pontifical clerical institute or of a pontifical clerical
society of apostolic life, it is the major Superior; when of other religious institutes,
it is the member's proper Ordinary.
Can. 1303 §1 In law the term pious foundation comprises:
1° autonomous pious foundations, that is, aggregates of things destined for the
purposes described in Can. 114 §2, and established as juridical persons by the competent
2° nonautonomous pious foundations, that is, temporal goods given in any way to a
public juridical person and carrying with them a longterm obligation, such period to be
determined by particular law. The obligation is for the juridical person, from the annual
income, to celebrate Masses, or to perform other determined ecclesiastical functions, or
in some other way to fulfill the purposes mentioned in Can. 114 §2.
§2 If the goods of a nonautonomous pious foundation are entrusted to a juridical
person subject to the diocesan Bishop, they are, on the expiry of the time, to be sent to
the fund mentioned in Can. 1274 §1, unless some other intention was expressly manifested
by the donor. Otherwise, the goods fall to the juridical person itself.
Can. 1304 §1 For the valid acceptance of a pious foundation by a juridical person, the
written permission of the Ordinary is required. He is not to give this permission until he
has lawfully established that the juridical person can satisfy not only the new
obligations to be undertaken, but also any already undertaken. The Ordinary is to take
special care that the revenue fully corresponds to the obligations laid down, taking into
account the customs of the region or place.
§2 Other conditions for the establishment or acceptance of a pious foundation are to
be determined by particular law.
Can. 1305 Money and movable goods which are assigned as a dowry are immediately to be
put in a safe place approved by the Ordinary, so that the money or the value of the
movable goods is safeguarded; as soon as possible, they are to be carefully and profitably
invested for the good of the foundation, with an express and individual mention of the
obligation undertaken, in accordance with the prudent judgment of the Ordinary when he
has consulted those concerned and his own finance committee.
Can. 1306 §1 All foundations, even if made orally, are to be recorded in writing.
§2 One copy of the document is to be carefully preserved in the curial archive and
another copy in the archive of the juridical person to which the foundation pertains.
Can. 1307 §1 When the provisions of canon 13001302 and 1287 have been observed, a
document showing the obligations arising from the pious foundations is to be drawn up.
This is to be displayed in a conspicuous place, so that the obligations to be fulfilled
are not forgotten.
§2 Apart from the book mentioned in Can. 958 §1, another book is to be kept by the
parish priest or rector, in which each of the obligations, their fulfillment and the
offering given, is to be recorded.
Can. 1308 §1 The reduction of Mass obligations, for a just and necessary reason, is
reserved to the Apostolic See, without prejudice to the provisions which follow.
§2 If this is expressly provided for in the document of foundation, the Ordinary may
reduce Mass obligations on the ground of reduced income.
§3 In the cases of Masses given in legacies or in foundations of any kind, which are
solely for the purpose of Masses, the diocesan Bishop has the power, because of the
diminution of income and for as long as this persists, to reduce the obligations to the
level of the offering lawfully current in the diocese. He may do this, however, only if
there is no one who has an obligation to increase the offering and can actually be made to
§4 The diocesan Bishop has the power to reduce the obligations or legacies of Masses
which bind an ecclesiastical institute, if the revenue has become insufficient to achieve
in a fitting manner the proper purpose of the institute.
§5 The supreme Moderator of a clerical religious institute of pontifical right has the
powers given in §§3 and 4.
Can. 1309 Where a fitting reason exists, the authorities mentioned in Can. 1308 have
the power to transfer Mass obligations to days, churches or altars other than those
determined in the foundation.
Can. 1310 §1 The intentions of the faithful in pious cases may be reduced, directed or
changed by the Ordinary, if the donor has expressly conceded this power to him, but only
for a just and necessary reason.
§2 If it has become impossible to carry out the obligations because of reduced income,
or for any other reason arising without fault on the part of the administrators, the
Ordinary can diminish these obligations in an equitable manner, with the exception of the
reduction of Masses, which is governed by the provisions of Can. 1308. He may do so only
after consulting those concerned and his own finance committee, keeping in the best way
possible to the intention of the donor.
§3 In all other cases, the Apostolic See is to be approached.
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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