American-Cassinese Congregation

The Constitutions and the Directory

 

Part I: Matters Pertaining to the Individual Monasteries

Chapter V: The Separation of Monks from the Monastery

Article 3: Dismissal from the Monastery

C 97. A monk may be dismissed from the monastery only in accordance with universal law and the procedures established in the proper law of the Congregation (cf. CIC 694-703; see Appendix 10).

C 98. It is the responsibility of the abbot to complete the procedures assigned by universal law to the major superior.

C 99. Except in cases of ipso facto dismissal (CIC 694), the abbot is to send all acts of the case to the President of the Congregation for review and transmission to the Apostolic See.

D 99. When confirmation of the dismissal is received from the Apostolic See, the President is to notify the abbot, who communicates the decree to the dismissed monk.

D 99. 1. In cases of dismissal the President and his council fulfill the duties assigned by universal law to the supreme moderator and his council (cf. CIC 698-700).

D 99. 2. The President must act collegially with his council which, in this instance, must be composed of at least four members. The collegial decision is binding upon the President.

D 99. 3. If the President is impeded from fulfilling his duties in an individual case, the duty of the President devolves upon a member of the council in the order prescribed by the proper law of the Congregation (cf. C 118.1, 118.2). Likewise, if members of the council are impeded from acting in an individual case, the President may appoint substitutes who are perpetually professed monks of a monastery of the Congregation in order to fulfill the requisite minimum number of four members (cf. C 120).

D 99. 4. When confirmation of the dismissal is received from the Apostolic See, the President is to notify the abbot, who communicates the decree to the dismissed monk.

C 100. In all cases mentioned in CIC 695 and 696, the right of a monk to communicate with and offer a defense directly to the President of the Congregation remains intact (CIC 698).

 

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