TITLE IV: THE MEANS OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATION AND BOOKS IN PARTICULAR
Can. 822 §1 In exercising their office the pastors of the Church, availing themselves
of a right which belongs to the Church, are to make an ample use of the means of social
§2 Pastors are also to teach the faithful that they have the duty of working together
so that the use of the means of social communication may be imbued with a human and
§3 All Christ's faithful, especially those who in any way take part in the management
or use of the media, are to be diligent in assisting pastoral action, so that the Church
can more effectively exercise its office through these means.
Can. 823 §1 In order to safeguard the integrity of faith and morals, pastors of the
Church have the duty and the right to ensure that in writings or in the use of the means
of social communication there should be no ill effect on the faith and morals of Christ's
faithful. They also have the duty and the right to demand that where writings of the
faithful touch upon matters of faith and morals, these be submitted to their judgment.
Moreover, they have the duty and the right to condemn writings which harm true faith or
§2 For Christ's faithful entrusted to their care, the duty and the right mentioned in
§1 belong to the Bishops, both as individuals and in particular councils or Episcopal
Conferences; for the whole people of God, they belong to the supreme authority in the
Can. 824 §1 Unless it is otherwise provided, the local Ordinary whose permission or
approval for publishing a book is to be sought according to the canons of this title, is
the author's proper local Ordinary, or the Ordinary of the place in which the book is
§2 Unless the contrary is clear, what is said in the canons of this title about books,
applies also to any writings intended for publication.
Can. 825 §1 Books of the sacred Scriptures may not be published unless they are
approved by the Apostolic See or the Episcopal Conference. The publication of translations
of the sacred Scriptures requires the approval of the same authority, and they must have
necessary and sufficient explanatory notes.
§2 With the permission of the Episcopal Conference, catholic members of Christ's
faithful, in cooperation with separated brethren, may prepare and publish versions of the
Scriptures, with appropriate explanatory notes.
Can. 826 §1 For liturgical books, the provisions of can. 838 are to be observed.
§2 To republish liturgical books or to publish translations of all or part of them, it
must be established, by an attestation of the Ordinary of the place in which they are
published, that they accord with an approved edition.
§3 Prayer books, for either the public or the private use of the faithful, are not to
be published except by permission of the local Ordinary.
Can. 827 §1 Without prejudice to the provisions of can. 775 §2, the publication of
catechisms and other writings pertaining to catechetical formation, as well as their
translations, requires the approval of the local Ordinary.
§2 Books dealing with matters concerning sacred Scripture, theology, canon law, church
history, or religious or moral subjects may not be used as textbooks on which the
instruction is based, in elementary, intermediate or higher schools, unless they were
published with the approbation of the competent ecclesiastical authority or were
subsequently approved by that authority.
§3 It is recommended that books dealing with the subjects mentioned in §2, even
though not used as basic textbooks, and any writings which specially concern religion or
good morals, be submitted to the judgment of the local Ordinary.
§4 Books or other written material dealing with religion or morals may not be
displayed, sold or given away in churches or oratories, unless they were published with
the permission of the competent ecclesiastical authority or were subsequently approved by
Can. 828 Collections of decrees or acts published by any ecclesiastical authority may
not be republished without first seeking the permission of the same authority and
observing the conditions which it lays down.
Can. 829 Approval or permission to publish a work is valid only for the first edition,
but not for new editions or translations.
Can. 830 §1 Every local Ordinary retains the right to appoint persons whom he
considers competent to give a judgment about books. The Episcopal Conference, however,
may draw up a list of censors who are outstanding for their knowledge, right doctrine and
prudence, to be available to diocesan curias; it may even establish a commission of
censors whom the local Ordinary can consult.
§2 In carrying out this task, a censor must put aside all preference of persons and
look only to the teaching of the Church concerning faith and morals, as declared by its
§3 The censor must give an opinion in writing. If it is favorable, the Ordinary may,
in his prudent judgment, give his permission for the work to be published, adding his own
name and the date and place of the permission. If he does not give this permission, the
Ordinary must inform the author of the reasons for the refusal.
Can. 831 §1 Unless there is a just and reasonable cause, no member of Christ's
faithful may write in newspapers, pamphlets or periodicals which clearly are accustomed to
attack the catholic religion or good morals. Clerics and members of religious institutes
may write in them only with the permission of the local Ordinary.
§2 It is for the Episcopal Conference to lay down norms determining the requirements
for clerics and members of religious institutes to take part in radio and television
programs which concern catholic doctrine or morals.
Can. 832 To publish writings on matters of religion or morals, members of religious institutes require also the permission of their major Superior, in accordance with the constitutions.
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
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