Traditionis custodes and “reception theory” – or – When a law is no law at all. | Fr. Z’s Blog

Reception theory states that a law, in order to be a law, a binding law, must be received by the community for which it is intended.  If they community does not receive it, that is, they reject it outright or it fails to have any effect on how they live, the presumed law is non-binding and is really no law at all.

Traditionis custodes and “reception theory” – or – When a law is no law at all. | Fr. Z’s Blog

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