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College of Consultors
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The College of Consultors consists of priests charged with advising the bishop in a diocese; some decisions require that they be given a hearing, others require their consent. When a sede vacante situation arises, the College of Consultors is obliged to elect a diocesan administrator within eight days of receiving notice of the vacancy.
In the Diocese of Calgary we have records of the meetings from 1985 to 1991 and 1997. Active and semi-active records are maintained in the Office of the Bishop.
Can. 502 §1 From among the members of the council of priests, the diocesan Bishop freely appoints not fewer than six and not more than twelve priests, who are for five years to constitute the college of consultors. To it belong the functions determined by law; on the expiry of the five year period, however, it continues to exercise its functions until the new college is constituted.
§2 The diocesan Bishop presides over the college of consultors. If, however, the see is impeded or vacant, that person presides who in the interim takes the Bishop's place or, if he has not yet been appointed, then the priest in the college of consultors who is senior by ordination.
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CA RCDCA AR C5
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Created 2018-11-02; Revised 2021-04-01