OCDS Questions and Answers

To ask a question please send an email to any of the OCDS Provincial Council members of the California-Arizona Province of St. Joseph. They are listed on our website in the contacts http://www.ocds.info/.

May 30, 2010

Relationship with our Bishops - part I

Q – What relationship do we have with our bishop?

A – Canon law states that religious orders must obey the bishop in each diocese. For a group to be canonically established, you must have the permission of the bishop.

We are under the jurisdiction of the Carmelite Friars, not the bishop – but we must obey our bishops under canon law. They must agree to have the Carmelite presence in their dioceses.

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