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Sanctions in the Church » Delicts and Penalties in General » The Cessation of Penalties
Canon 1363. §1. Prescription extinguishes an action to execute a penalty if the offender is not notified of the executive decree of the judge mentioned in can. 1651 within the time limits mentioned in can. 1362; these limits are to be computed from the day on which the condemnatory sentence became a res iudicata.

§2. Having observed what is required, the same is valid if the penalty was imposed by extrajudicial decree.
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