|Sanctions in the Church » Delicts and Penalties in General » The Punishment of Delicts in General|
|Canon 1311.||The Church has the innate and proper right to coerce offending members of the Christian faithful with penal sanctions.|
|Canon 1312.||§1. The following are penal sanctions in the Church:
1. medicinal penalties, or censures, which are listed in can. 1331-1333;
2. expiatory penalties mentioned in can. 1336.
§2. The law can establish other expiatory penalties which deprive a member of the Christian faithful of some spiritual or temporal good and which are consistent with the supernatural purpose of the Church.
§3. Penal remedies and penances are also used; the former especially to prevent delicts, the latter to substitute for or to increase a penalty.
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