|Canon 8.||§1. Universal ecclesiastical laws are promulgated by publication in the official commentary, Acta Apostolicae Sedis, unless another manner of promulgation has been prescribed in particular cases. They take force only after three months have elapsed from the date of that issue of the Acta unless they bind immediately from the very nature of the matter, or the law itself has specifically and expressly established a shorter or longer suspensive period (*vacatio*).
§2. Particular laws are promulgated in the manner determined by the legislator and begin to oblige a month after the day of promulgation unless the law itself establishes another time period.
Website code © 2017 (MIT License). Version 2.6.2, last updated December 11, 2017.
Canons and cross-references scraped from jgray.org. Catechism paragraphs scraped from vatican.va.
CanonLaw.Ninja includes the changes promulgated up to and including Magnum principium. The Latin of the 1917 Code, the Code of Eastern Churches, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Dignitas Connubii, General Instruction of the Roman Missal, and the USCCB Complementary Norms are also available.
Donations are welcome to help offset server & domain costs: PayPal - CashMe. All inquiries to [email protected]