CANON 1. THE NAME, IDENTITY AND DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH

1.01.

The Legal and official name of the Church in America is Anglican Church Latino-Americana (The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), which is an integral part of the " One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic " Church of Jesus Christ , whose Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction encompasses States, Provinces, Archdioceses, Dioceses, Missionary Districts, Mission Stations, throughout the territorial geography of the United States and Missionary and Extra-Provincial Areas and Extra-Diocesan Missionary Areas, in those places that it is necessary to establish the Church within another territorial jurisdiction outside the borders of the United States but that the territory is associated, be part of or under the mandate of the Government of U.S.

1.02.

The legal and official name of the Church in this jurisdiction is Anglican Church Latino Americana - Old Anglo Catholic Church (The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

1.03.

The name of the First Archdiocese in this Jurisdiction has been called by inspiration of the Holy Spirit:Anglican Missionary Archdiocese "De San Lorenzo", which is the visible earthly head and ecclesiastical authority of each of the Archdioceses and Anglican Dioceses, which are organized within the territory of the United States, the Caribbean Sea, Europe, England, Canada, Latin America and elsewhere on the globe. The acronym will be: IAL. The main head will be located in the city of New York, State of New York, United States (North America).The First Diocese to be organized will be called the Anglican Diocese of San Esteban. The other Dioceses will choose the name with the approval of the Archbishop of the Americas and / or the Ordinary Bishop of the place.

1.04.

The Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Anglican Missionary Archdiocese of San Lorenzo, covers until the other Archdioceses and Dioceses are formed, all the geographic territories of the United States, with their respective States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Connecticut, North Dakota, South Dakota, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin and Wyoming;

Paraphrase: For Canada and Mexico, the respective legal entities must be processed in each government in order to comply with the law and the requirements of each sister nation.

1.05.

This body of Canons and Laws of the Latin-American Anglican Church – Old Anglo Catholic Church (The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), must be accepted in full by all clergy and lay people who work the pastoral of the Church, for the legal requirements of our current missions, in the countries where a new mission is opened or that already exists, with its duties and obligations.

1.06.

Doctrine: The Canons of The Anglican Church Latino-Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church (The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church ), belong in the Tradition of the Catholic Church and Anglican, in the solemn Affirmation of St. Louis of the Anglican Continuing Movement (Independent), September 14, 1977 ; as defined in the Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Undivided Church, together with thePatristic Traditionand the writings of the Holy Fathers that this Church accepts all the names of the saints until the year 1535 (the official year of separation of the Church of England with Rome), that are accepted and known within the Church when it was undivided. In addition, The Anglican Church Latino- Americana – The Old Anglo CatholicChurch(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church ) , retains and preserves all the authentic tradition of Catholic orthodoxy, adequately expressed in the continuant Anglican Movement as the Rule of Saint Vincent de Lerins: "Quod ubique, quod semper, quod ad omnibus creditumest, hoc etenimverépropriequeCatholicum" ("What has been believed everywhere, always and by all, because that is the true and proper Catholic").



CANON 2. THE AUTHORITY AND GOVERNMENT IN THE CHURCH



2.01

The Episcopal Authority of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), is derived from God, and from God it derives its legitimacy and validity.

2.02.

The Authority and Government in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),lies in the successors of the Apostles, the ordinaries, which collegially direct the Church Universally and maintain the orthodoxy of the Faith in everything relative to doctrine, order, discipline and administration. Presided over by the Archbishop of the Americas, the Caribbean and the World, who comes to be equal to a Supreme Patriarch or Primate President. This represents the earthly visible head of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church,in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and throughout the world.

Legal Representation: -In The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church ), Those who are accredited the title of Ordinary Bishops and Diocesan Oblates, will have it with a letter and credential emanating from the Primate Archbishop, in each State or jurisdiction and who have received the faculty and credential signed by the office of the Primate Archbishop and / or with the approval of the College of Bishops (once it has been constituted), and in the development of said legal representation, the accredited may enter into all kinds of contracts and agreements, contract obligations to exercise all civil acts authorized by law, and in general bind the Church without limit of amount . Legal Representationin The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),may be delegated in the temporary absences of the Ordinary Bishop by the person designated by him or who is chosen by the College of Bishops. The Anglican Church Latino-Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Latin-American Anglican Church), authorizes the establishment of Anglican Corporations, Associations and Foundations, to handle all material movable and immovable property.

2.03.

The valid Apostolic Succession in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church ) ,which ensures and guarantees the legitimate line of succession in the continuant Anglican Movement in the world, lies in the "Uninterrupted line of succession that comes from the Apostles," whether of the Roman Church, of the Old Catholic Churches, of the Orthodox Churches or of the Anglican Churches in each of their denominations and that they have preserved the legitimate succession from the Apostles.

This Church does not accept ministries or apostolic successions emanating from a woman as bishop. Although we believe that this ministry is exclusively for males. The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),respects and will respect the churches and or groups or Christian denominations, that order women to the sacred ministry (Deaconesses, Presbyteries or bishops). Although The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church)does not participate in religious ceremonies where a woman participates as minister of the cult, will respect and will enforce the cult exercised by a woman according to the faith of each group and the protagonist.

2.04.

The Authority and Government in every diocese of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church) lies with the Ordinary Bishop, who performs his episcopal functions in full communion with the Sacred College of Bishops in the American Territory. He may be assisted in everything related to the temporary administration of the Church by the Diocesan Synod.

2.05.

It is the exclusive jurisdiction of the ordinary bishop in every diocese of The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), to develop, design and implement, the canonical structure (Codex Juris Canonici) and the changes, reforms and additions to it, to be able to govern in his Diocese.

2.06.

The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), by the divine law is a moral person (Institution) and character. And has a permanent, stable and perpetual nature. The Legal conditions of life of each diocese of The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),depend on the power of the Ordinary Bishop. In addition to the legal provisions issued by each State of the United States, to regulate the civil effects of the same. In other countries including Canada and / or Mexico, the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), must comply with the laws and regulations emanating from the Governments of each country and jurisdiction according to the "Constitution" of each nation.

CANON 3. THE DIOCESES



3.01.

Dioceses of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), are to be erected within a geographical boundary, established by the Primate Archbishop, and / or Sacred College of Bishops (when it is constituted), which, once they have been legitimately erected, enjoy ipso jure legal personality.



3.02.

Each Diocese of the Anglican Church Latino Americana- The Old Anglo Catholic Churchin every state of the United States will have a Diocesan Bishop, known as Ordinary Bishop. This Ordinary Bishop in turn, will have a number of Bishops who will help him in his mission according to the pastoral need of the territory, who should be in full communion with the Archbishop of the Americas as the main head. Each pastoral work mission in each State, should be subject to the higher authority of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church (The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church) and in coordination with the missionary work of the "Territory of the Americas".

3.03.

The Election of Bishops :

a) Diocesan Bishops are nominated and / or elected by the Bishops of the Americas and / or by a group of clerics incardinated in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), from a particular geographic location, confirmed by the Sacred College of Bishops (when it is instituted), and by all the clergy and laity of each State or region.

b) ACoadjutor Bishop in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church) is nominated and endorsed by the Ordinary for the direct election by the Archbishop of the Americas.

c) A Suffragan Bishop in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), is nominated and endorsed by the Ordinary for the direct election by the Archbishop of the Americas.

3.04.

The Diocesan Synods of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),will be held on average every two (2) years and shall be convened by the Ordinary of the Diocese. Due to force majeure and extreme urgency, the Ordinary Bishop may postpone the convocation and / or advance it.

3.05.

The Diocesan Synods of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), consist ofthe Ordinary Bishop, the Bishops of the diocese, the priests, Deacons and the Lay Delegates of the parishes and missions in full communion.

3.06.

The Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), consist of three chambers: The Sacred College of Bishops, the Senate Clerks and the Assembly of the Laity.

3.07.

Members of parish congregations and missions of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church) may be appointed or elected to the Synod; if they are adults over 18, if they have received the Sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation and if they are in full communion with the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).The Parish Congregations and Missions may choose one Layman for every thirty (30) members in full communion with the Church.

3.08.

Each Cleric of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),in full communion, shall be entitled to one vote in the Synod. Retired Clerics, in full communion, will have a voice, but will not vote. Only at the express request of the Ordinary of the Diocese will the votes of the retired Clerics be validated before the Diocesan Synod.

3.09.

Ordinary bishops of every diocese in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), are todesignate a Preparatory Commission of theDiocesan Synod to organize and manage everything related to the Synod.

3.10.

Records, lists of subjects and considerations to a Provincial Synod within theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), should be prepared and announced ninety (90) business days before the convocation, then the Diocesan Council will present this proposed agenda to the Ordinary to be defined by the Bishop. At the discretion of the Bishop and in matters of urgency, elements fromthe agenda may be admitted fifteen (15) days before the celebration of the Synod.

3.11.

The Diocesan Council in every diocese of theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), shall consist of the Ordinary Bishop, Archdeacon, Chancellor, Dean, a Superior of a Religious Community and a Layman nominated by the Synod and approved by the Bishop.

3.12.

The Ordinary bishop in every diocese of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church)by canon law must approve all matters concerning the Synod, after the date of its convocation. The Bishop may veto and disqualify any matter presented to the Synod without his prior approval, in such a way that all matters that have not had the approval of the Bishop will be automatically excluded.

3.13.

The vote obtained in the Diocesan Synod of a Diocese of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),may be invalidated by the Ordinary Bishop to defend and protect the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church. When the voting of the Synod is invalidated, the different bodies of the Synod must reconsider the vote as many times as requested by the Ordinary Bishop, until the correct decision is made for it to be approved and countersigned by the Ordinary Bishop.

3.14.

The Ordinary bishop of every diocese in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),may postpone or advance the celebration of the Diocesan Synod by force majeure circumstances and for the benefit of the Church of Christ.

3.15.

Suspension and not Application of the Canons: The Ordinary Bishop of every Missionary Diocese in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church ),may temporarily suspend the application of one or more Canons, only and exclusively for reasons of emergency in missionary work, however, He may not cease to apply or suspend the Canons referring to the Discipline, Government, Authority, Identity and Doctrine of the Church.



CANON 4. OF COURTS, ECCLESIASTICAL COURTS AND COMMISSIONS



4.01.

The Ecclesiastical Courts of theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), are the courts to address all violations of the Constitution, Canons, Order and Discipline, and they will be convened by the Ordinary Bishop. The Courts will be presided by the Diocesan Chancellor, who will be assisted by two clergymen in full communion and appointed by the Ordinary Bishop, and two clergymen appointed by the accused party, for a total of five members. The initiation of an Ecclesiastical Court must have as a requisite that the Ordinary Bishop receives the first summary of accusations with the necessary legal proofs that merit the start of the Ecclesiastical Court. As much as possible the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), must avoid ecclesiastical Courts if the problem or case does not merit a strong sanction. The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Churchwill not elaborate a letter of excommunication to any member and will never apply inquisitions on one of the Christian or non-Christian believers or non-believers. The Ordinary Bishop may directly take the appropriate legal action to put safeguards to the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),while the Ecclesiastical Court will define the process of accusations for a decision making by the Bishop.

4.02.

All Diocesan Ecclesiastical Tribunals attend regarding marriages to define the conditions and conflicts of spouses as faithful according to the canon laws in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin -American Anglican Church). The Tribunalsattend in the first place to process the nullity of marriage and separation of bodies, and also will assume responsibility in front of the Family Law in general. The Diocesan Ecclesiastical Court will enter into action by a decision of the Ordinary Bishop.The Ordinary Bishop is finally the authority that can decree the nullity of the marriage, and approve or endorse the decisions of the Ecclesiastical Court. The official members of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal, are constituted by the Ordinary Bishop and will be integrated by two clergymen specializing in Family Counseling, a professional specialized in Family Law and a Health Sciences professional specialized in Family Psychology with the Ordinary Bishop.

4.03.

The Diocesan Commission for the ordained ministry of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),consists of five members appointed by the Ordinary Bishop, who shall exercise administrative supervision in Seminaries, Theological Schools and Diocesan Schools, based on the academic curricula provided and approved by the Ordinary Bishop.

CANON 5. LITURGY AND WORSHIP



5.01.

All members of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church ) , hold and keep the Lord 's Day , commonly known as Sunday, as the day of Worship and Adoration and will participate in the liturgy of the Church in Public Worship, with the Norms, Rubrics and requirements of Catholic Orthodoxy in the Anglican Tradition, in accordance with the Book of Common Prayer and the Anglican Missals of the 1928 version.

5.02.

The central act of worship in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), is the celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Holy Mass), which will be held weekly as a mandatory duty on the Lord's Day, or in the liturgical celebrations of the Universal Calendar, namely:

a) Main Festivals are those that celebrate the Mystery of Christ: Easter Day, Ascension Day, Pentecost Day, Trinity Sunday, Corpus Christi, All Saints 'Day, All Souls' Day, Christmas Day (Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ), The Epiphany, Feast of St. Stephen, Feast of St. Lawrence and the Feast of Our Lady: St. Mary of Walsingham.

'These Feasts take precedence over any other day of observation:

b) All Sundays of the year are feasts of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church,namely: Sundays of Advent, Sundays of Christmas, Sundays Before Lent, Sundays of Lent, Palm Sunday, Sundays of Easter, Sundays of Trinity. In addition to the days already mentioned, only the following holidays take precedence over a Sunday: The Circumcision of Christ, The Presentation in the Temple, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), The Transfiguration and Ash Wednesday, celebrated in a special liturgy every day of the Holy Week.

c) Saints and Major Festivals Days that are observed throughout the year in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), and take precedence over Other days of veneration and commemoration are: The licit and just veneration of Our Lady: The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), and the Divine Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM).

d) Other Holy Days of Remembrance in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church) include: San Juan Bautista, Day of the Holy Cross, the Holy Apostles, all the feasts of the Evangelists, St. Joseph husband of Our Lady, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Michael and All Angels, the Commemorations of All Martyrs, Confessors, Doctors and Holy Fathers of the Church.

e) Other Commemorations of traditional devotions of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), such as the feasts of Our Lady of Walsingham, memory of Thomas Cranmer and Mount Carmel, and other Local Regional Festivities with the approval of the Ordinary Bishop, and Memoirs of the Servants and Blessed in the Anglican Catholic Tradition.

Paragraph: At the request of parishioners or necessity, the priest may celebrate daily Mass andauthorizes the celebration of Holy Mass in family homes and / or in public places). On Thursdays the Holy Mass is recommended with prayer for priestly and religious vocations. By the local bishop’s permission in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),priests of the Dioceses can organize prayer groups in each territory.One or two days a week will be chosen for that purpose.

5.03.

The Minister of Eucharistic Consecration, is the Ordinary Bishop of the Diocese, who presidesover the Holy Eucharist and who gives the validity of the Eucharistic celebration in public worship. This is in the stems of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

5.04.

The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), also celebrates the Morning and Vespers Liturgical prayersaccording to the book of Common Prayer of 1928.

5.05.

The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),considers the following official editions of the Book of Common Prayer:

1. The Original English Version, from the Book of Common Prayer of 1549.

2. The American Version, from the Book of Common Prayer of 1928.

3. The Canadian Version, from the Book of Common Prayer of 1962.

4. The Indian, Pakistani, Burma and Ceylon version of the 1963 Common Prayer book.

5. The South African Version, from the Book of Common Prayer of 1939.

5.06.

The base and Liturgical Standard of theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),is the American version of the Book of Common Prayer of 1928, and their missals, namely:

a) The Anglican American Missal, in accordance with the LOC, 1928.

b) The English Anglican Missal, in accordance with the LOC of 1928.

c) The Anglican Missal (abbreviated), of the Anglican Hispanic Missionary Diocese in accordance with the LOC of 1928.

d) The Anglican Roman Catholic Ordo.

e) The Ancient Roman Catholic Ordo.

5.07.

The Ordinary bishop in every diocese of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),providesthe specific collections for the development and celebration of the Liturgy in the Church.

5.08.

The Revision of the Book of Common Prayer: The development of the revision of the Book of Common Prayer, will only be defined by the Sacred College of Bishops of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), with the signature of the Primate Archbishop.

5.09.

Of the Scriptures: The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),accepts as canonical books, the version of the Septuagint (Old Testament)that includes the Deuterocanonics, and for the New Testament the twenty-seven Books recognized by the Holy Fathers. The following versions of the Bible Are Official: Version of King James, Cassiodoro of Reina with Deuterocanonics, and the Bible of Jerusalem. In addition, the sections of the Holy Scriptures of the Book of Common Prayer of 1928.

5.10.

The Priestly Manuals: In the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church (The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), the "Manual for Priests of the American Anglican Church and Complementary and Occasional Crafts", from the Book of Common Prayer 1928, Fifth Edition, edited by the Society of St. John the Evangelist and reissued by the Association of Anglican Parishes ACC are accepted.

5.11.

The Liturgical Manuals: The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), accepts "Ritual Notes"Book 11a. editionas a guide for Rites and Ceremonies in the Liturgy of the Church, in accordance with the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England.

5.12.

Other books of occasional services: Special forms of liturgical worship are permitted and regulated by theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), only with the permission of the Ordinary Bishop and in accordance with the Book of Common Prayer of 1928, such as Monastic Breviaries of Orders and Religious Communities and the Manuals and Devotionals of the Pious Societies in the Church.

5.13.

Liturgical Music: The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), accepts the Anglican musical tradition contained in the 1940 Hymnal of the American Anglican Church. Contemporary liturgical music will also be adapted for the use of Latin America, Spain, Europe and Africa. The Bishop can authorize music according to the place and culture of the parishioners without damaging the tradition of the Church. The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),incorporates in each place the songs / music by the folklore of the state or people worshiping God. Aboriginal groups in each place will be respected and their music is welcomed by God and by the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Latin-American Anglican Church).

5.14.

The Sacraments in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church) affirm the doctrine of Catholic orthodoxy about the Seven Sacraments of the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Marriage, Holy Orders and Holy Anointing. "The Sacraments are objective and effective signs of the continued presence and saving grace of Christ and the means agreed to transmit his Grace."

According to the Book of Common Prayer of 1928, the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),solemnly believe in the real presence of Christ on the Altar and in the elements of the Holy Eucharist (bread and wine), which will be treated with due reverence for the Communion of the faithful, and reserve of the Eucharistic elements, for the Adoration and worship of the People of God.

CANON 6. OF THE CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP



6.01.

According to the requirements of the Scriptures, all members of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church (The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),are stewards of the gifts and God’s blessings. In recognition and in thanksgiving to these blessings, all members have the obligation to show their gratitude to God by working, praying, giving themselves and contributing materially in the building and extension of the Church of Christ. The ancient and scriptural custom were established as the practice of the Church in tithes and offerings, which are the main duty of all Christians and members in full communion with the Church.

6.02.

The tithes and offerings of each Diocese will have their origin in:

a) The offerings and Tithes of the Clergy, resident and incardinated and in full communion with the Church on a voluntary basis.

b) The Parishes and Missionary Congregations voluntarily.

c) The Lay People in full communion with the Church on a voluntary basis.

d) All the activities that collect collections and offerings in the Dioceses, Parishes, Missions and Congregations on a voluntary basis.

e) Donations, Legacies and Wills.

6.03.

The Diocesan Fund:Itordinary means receiving, managing, use and application of the Tithes, offerings and donations for the benefit of the sacred mission of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), for the extension of the Kingdom of God, under the direction of the Ordinary Bishop. Each Diocese of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),contributes a small part of its funds monthly, for the missions and trips of the Primate Archbishop.

6.04.

The Diocesan Council may assist the Ordinary Bishop in the design and application of the Diocesan Fund upon his request.

CANON 7. THE LAY FAITHFUL



7.01.

A member of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Churchis one:

a) Who has received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism in this Church (child or adult).

b) who is baptized and have received the sacrament of Confirmation from thehands of a bishop in the apostolic succession of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

c) who have received the Sacrament of Christian Initiation, Baptism and Confirmation in another branch of the Anglican Church and is received by the Ordinary Bishop, through a catechetical procedure of admission, with the catechumenal forms of the Church.

d) who is received as a Catechumen in Holy Baptism and Confirmation.

7.02.

A Communicant Member in full communion with the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),is a member who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation, regularly attends the Celebration of the Day of the Lord, commonly called Sunday, participates frequently in the Liturgical Worship Service of the Holy Eucharist and the Liturgical Morning and Evening Prayer, regularly supports and contributes with Offerings and Tithes, receives the Holy Communion, at least once a month and is in full charity with his neighbor.

7.03.

Any communicant in full communion, may be eligible through election and selection to participate in the Parish Council , with responsibilities in administrative offices, and to serve in catechetical teaching, Parochial and Diocesan leadership in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church.

7.04.

The Ministry of the Laity, is recognized since ancient times as an honorable responsibility and a privilege that obliges lay members in full communion with the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin -American Anglican Church), to be examples for the Clergy Ministry. The Ministry of Lay Readers will be endorsed by the Parochial Board.

7.05.

Lay Ministries in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church ) , are all work activities, prayer and consecration of the laity that contributes to the extension of the Kingdom of Heaven and that are recognized and instituted by the Ordinary Bishop, who in general will grant a license for the Laity to perform permanent,public and official functions in the church.

7.06.

Devotional and Pious Societies in the Church: a) the laity in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),may join, form and enter pious Societies according to different spiritualties of Orthodox Catholicism in the Anglican tradition, that manifest, consolidate, form and build the conversion of life of the Laity, in following Jesus Christ and the construction of the body of Christ.

b) No Devotional or pious Society will establish itself in this diocese without authorization, regulation and approval of the Ordinary Bishop of the Diocese of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

c) No Devotional Laity Society can use the official and generic name of theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),without permission of the Ordinary Bishop.

Paragraph: The AnglicanMissionary Brothers of San Lorenzo of theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), to settle in one of the IAL Diocese in any State, must be in writing, with the approval of the Bishop of the Americas. For the Anglican Missionary Brothers of San Esteban of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),to be established in one of our Dioceses and in any state, it must be in writing, with the approval of the Bishop of the Americas. For the Anglican Missionary Brothers of St. Mary of Walsingham in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),to settle in one of our diocese and in any state, it must be in writing, with the approval of the Bishop of the Americas. For the Anglican MissionaryMothers of San Lorenzo of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), to be established in one of our Dioceses and in any State, it must be in writing, with the approval of the Bishop of the Americas. For the Anglican MissionaryMothers of San Esteban of theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),to settle in one of our diocese and in any state, it must be in writing, with the approval of the Bishop of the Americas. For the Anglican Missionary Mothers of St. Mary of Walsingham of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), to be established in one of our Dioceses and in any State, it must be in writing, with the approval of the Bishop of the Americas.

7.07.

All permanent Lay Ministry instituted in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), requires assignments and periods of intellectual and spiritual formation under the supervision of the Ordinary Bishop.

7.08.

The order of deaconesses in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church) , is an ancient and reverent office for the Ministry of Women, which as Lay Women are set apart by the Bishop and with his Solemn Blessing are dedicated to the total service of the Church (Diakonia); it is a way of life approved by the Holy Scriptures (Romans 16: 1), and regulated by the Church at the Council of Nicaea, Canon 19 and at the Council of Chalcedon Canon 15. This Non-Sacramental Ministry of women is also known as the "perpetual female diaconate". This is not a sacrament, but an ecclesiastical act of faith and will be accepted and promoted by all the dioceses of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

Women candidates for the Ministry of Deaconesses may be married, with special permission from their husband and with the express authorization of the Ordinary Bishop. Deaconesses " will receive specific training in liturgy, theology, Sacred Scripture and History of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

Paragraph: The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), at the discretion of the Diocesan Bishop in every place, authorizes granting minor orders to men who are called by God to the sacred ministry and to present his vocation with life testimony, as Acolytes, Readers, Sacristans and / or Sub-Deacons. For this purpose, the liturgy should be requested to follow the Primate Archbishop.

7.09.

From the Duties of the Laity:

It is the duty of every baptized member of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),to follow this rule of life:

a) Pray and read the Holy Scripture daily.

b) Regularly attend Sunday Liturgy(Holy Mass), and other days of obligation and Christian devotion, which cannot be exempted except by force majeure or illness.

c) Study assiduously the Christian Faith.

It is the duty of every confirmed member of theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church) to:

a) Receive regularly the Holy Eucharist on the Day of the Lord and other liturgical feasts, penance and reconciliation.

b) To practice a personal discipline as a Christian witness according to the LOC, participating piously in the missionary work and the service in their congregation (parish).

c) Generously expressing their Thanksgiving to God, giving of themselves with their personal and material contribution and with offerings and voluntary tithe.

CANON 8. PARISH AND BOARDS



8.01.

A Parish is a community of faithful members of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), where the Word of God is proclaimed and the Holy Sacraments are administered, established in a stable way in a missionary area, in a Diocese or in a Province, at federal, regional, state, municipal, district or local level, referred to urban centers or rural areas and whose geographical territory is established by the Ordinary Bishop. The Ordinary Bishop is the one who regulates, establishes, suppresses or changes the Parishes, determines the development and performance of the Parish, and designates for such purpose a priest as rector of this parish. The parish legitimately erected, has legal personality of its own.

8.02.

Communicants in parishes in full communion with the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),may be elected as a member of the parish, respecting that the Parish Priest or Priest in charge chooses the board to elect. The Ordinary Bishop may nominate and appoint a Lay delegate to a Board and may also invalidate the election of a Board.

8.03.

The Vestries in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),will have a chore classical division with the Anglican tradition such as priest in charge, that acts as President, Major Guardian appointed by the Bishop, Minor Guardian elected by the Board, together with the Secretary, Treasurer and a corresponding Member. The term of service is renewable yearly with the authorization of the Bishop.

CANON 9. THE SACRED ORDER



9.01.

The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),recognizes the Apostolic Tradition of Holy Orders of Bishops, Priests (presbyters) and deacons, which are received by men duly baptized and confirmed. This Sacrament is exclusive for males, whether they are married or single.

9.02.

No priest or duly ordained deacon, may exercise their ministerial functions in theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),without proper Canonical License granted by Bishop Ordinary.

9.03.

No Bishop duly consecrated by the laying of hands by three other bishops of theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), or invited bishops of Apostolic Succession that are in "Comunio in Sacris" with theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(the Old Anglo Catholic Church - the Latin-American Anglican Church), and duly recognized as such, may exercise the authority of this office without due Licensegiven by the Bishop of the Americas and once established by the College of Bishops.

9.04

No man may be ordained as clergy or consecrated bishop, if not in full communion with the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), and must be at least 23 years old for ordination as a Deacon, 24 years old for priesthood ordination and 40 years old for the Holy Office of Bishop (in case of urgency, the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),authorizes to reduce 3 years of age to any chosen by God for the clerical office of the Altar. If a cleric is already consecrated as a bishop by another Church and wishes to join IAL as a bishop, and is under 30 years of age (also under 40 years of age), the Primate Archbishop will be able to admit him as long as he is able to receive a new laying of hands without a religious ceremony and must train in IAL for at least 6 months to demonstrate his leadership in responsibility as bishop.

9.05

No man may be ordained or received in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),as a bishop, priest or deacon without having studied, accepted, defended, exposed and solemnly subscribed before the Altar the following statements:

a) The Affirmation of St. Louis.

b) The Affirmation of the Sacred Scriptures for the Normativity of Faith and Salvation, according to the Collection of the Second Dominica of Advent in the Book of Common Prayer of 1928.

c) The fidelity to the Catholic Orthodoxy of the Faith contained and defined in the Seven Ecumenical Councils of the undivided Church.

d) Fidelity and compliance in the spirit of Canons, Constitutions, Discipline and Doctrine of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

9.06. No candidate from the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),will be ordained priest or deacon of the Church without having given satisfactory evidence to the Ordinary Bishop or the Theological Commission designated by the Ordinary Bishop, of his ability in theological knowledge, of the following subjects: Sacred Scripture, History of the Church, Dogmatic Theology, Christian Apologetics, Moral Theology, Mystic and Ascetic Theology, Liturgical Theology, Canon Law, Pastoral Theology, LiturgicalMusic, Sacramental Theology, General Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Patristics, General Psychology, Sociology of Religion, Family Law and Related Civil Laws and Ministerial Ethics. Literary and semantic writing.

Paragraph: No candidate from the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),may be ordained without prior mission experience in preaching the Word and the service of the Church for at least two years before the date of ordination and / or after his academic preparation.

9.07.

It is the responsibility of the Commission of the Ministry in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), to track and assess the candidates for the ministry, and recommend to the Ordinary Bishop the process of the Canonical Exam and the respective Ordination, and to ask the lay faithful about any supposed impediments for the reception of orders.

9.08.

Ordination of Priests and Deacons, in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),must be preceded by a civil legal declaration before a Notary Public who solemnize the severity of the oath that the future Ordination and / or Reception (incardination) is not subject or conditioned to 'promises of economic reward, material benefits or labor hiring, salary, or fee for services presented' , and will also establish the elected to a complete and absolute submission and fidelity to theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

9.09.

No man may be ordained a bishop or priest or deacon in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),if he does not meet the qualifications to the Sacred Orders and requirements of the New Testament.

Paragraph: Every male candidate, applicant or clergy in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), must be free from vices, drugs and alcoholabuse; and must be psychically normal, capable of being diagnosed by a professional doctor for psychological examination. No candidate for Holy Orders should have been involved in unlawful acts before the Law.

9.10.

Receiving Clerics fromsister Churches in full communion with the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church ): Clerics ordained by bishops in apostolic succession and in full communion with theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(the Old Anglo Catholic Church - the Latin-American Anglican Church),may apply for admission to the Ordinary Bishop, who will discuss the procedure for entry.

9.11.

Receiving Clerics from other churches in Apostolic Succession: Clergy Ordained in Apostolic Succession Churches not in full communion with the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),must abide by all the preceding norms and be received conditionally in a Canonical process of recognition of orders, and generally discussing the matter with the Bishop of the Americas and the Ordinary. They can serve the Church as Lay Readers until their Order Recognition process has been completed and the Evaluation guarantees the qualities for the Mission of the Church.

Of the Clergy that require Sub-Conditione Ordination: Those Clerics who come from the Episcopal Church of the United States (Episcopal Protestant Church / ECUSA-PECUSA), who were ordained according to the Proposed Book of Common Prayer of 1979 and / or who were Ordained after September 16, 1976, they must be received under Conditional Ordination.

Those Clergy who come from the Anglican Church of Canada, and who were ordained after November 1, 1975 or who were ordained by a Ritual other than the 1962 Common Prayer Book of Canada, will be admitted to Conditional Order.

Those Clergy who come from other Churches outside the Anglican Communion, whose Bishops, Provinces, Dioceses and Jurisdictions have departed from the Catholic Faith and the Apostolic Order, may be admitted in Conditional Ordination. Generally, before the Conditional Ordination, these Clergymen will be able to serve the Church as Lay Readers.

Those clerics who come from the Roman Church and the Old Catholic Church must submit to an examination of Anglican norms and must affirm that they will never use inquisition or excommunication against one or more of the children of God within the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

Paragraph: Admitted clerics also should know that the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), is not fanatical or fundamentalist. It accepts and believes that there is human, animal, vegetable and mineral life, in other planets of the universe. That the term extraterrestrial is accepted as a normal word in communication. That God not only created life on planet earth but on many planets and in millions of existing galaxies. The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),accepts the use of condoms, and family planning (birth control). The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), promotes chastity, purity and uprightness in all order established by God and by human laws, accompanying science and researchers, in their process, to improve the quality of life of the created being and the protection of the created planet.

CANON 10. OF THE CLERGY DISCIPLINE



10.01.

Every priest or deacon, in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),is subject to the judicial authority of the Ordinary of the Diocese or other jurisdiction (Diocese), in which the Priest has permanent residence. All the actions or offense and violation of these Canons by the Clerics will be dealt with by the Ecclesiastical Court, under the direction of the Ordinary Bishop.

10.02.

Ecclesiastical Offenses will be considered without any restrictions as a matter of offense against the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),mainly as follows:

a) All criminal, immoral, dishonorable conduct that reports impiety, sacrilege and causes scandal.

b) Teach heresies, maintain heretical doctrines in private and / or publicly, preach heresies, by teaching or writing, by publishing heretical publications, by publishing books, by circulating pamphlets and newspapers contrary to the Faith and Doctrine of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(the Old Anglo Catholic Church - the Latin-American Anglican Church).

c) Maintain a public or private education contrary to the teaching of this Church.

d) Infringe, subvert, break with the norms of Public Worship regulated by the Constitution and Canons of this Church.

e) Celebrate marriages between two persons with a degree of consanguinity or affinity expressly prohibited by Catholic Orthodoxy.

f) Celebrate the sacrament of marriage between two people of the same sex.

g) Persisting in disrespect and disobedience before the Ordinary Bishop of the Diocese or from another Jurisdiction where that Bishop has the Canonical Authority and owes obedience to him.

h) To show negligence and irregularity in the celebration of the sacred offices and other liturgies of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

i) Drink intoxicating drinks, smoke cigarettes in the street, marijuana or consume any drug without medical formula.

h) Distribute pornography to believers or non-believers.

i) Violating or disrespecting the sexuality and purity of a minor (understood as a minor or minor of age, the person who has not yet reached the age of 18).

j) Steal in public or private.

k) To kill a human being in any circumstance (personal defense that causes a human death or the death of a Christian due to a traffic accident are not causes of offenses to the Church and the person in charge must ask God's forgiveness if it happens).

CANON 11. OF CLERGY'S DUTIES AND THEIR WAY OF LIVING

11.01.

The Daily Office: Every Priestshall diligently seek to celebrate in public, Morning and Evening Prayer, with the participation of the People of God, in the Parish, Congregation or Mission where the Priest ministers, according to the rubrics of the Book of Common Prayer of 1928.

11.02.

Celebration of the Holy Communion or other Ministries: Every Priest, by the direct instruction of the Diocesan Bishop and with the official delegation (Canonical License), must celebrate and administer each Sunday and, in the main celebrations of the Liturgical Calendar the Holy Eucharist, as well as the other Sacraments, and other Special Rites such as Ash Wednesday, the specific days of Holy Week, contained in the Book of Common Prayer of 1928 and developed in the Anglican Missal, and the "Manual of Services for Priests ".

11.03.

Sermons (Homilies): Every Priest, delegated by the Bishop and with a License to Preach, must exercise the Ministry of Preaching with Homilies related to the liturgical time and with sufficient and ample Scriptural basis, every Sunday and Festivities. Every homily must have a cultured and refined language without vulgarities.

11.04

The Instruction of the Youth: Every Priest, shall assume directly the instruction in the Christian Faith of the Youth attached to the Parish or outside of it.

11.05

Preparation for Confirmation: Every Priest, shall assume directly and diligently, throughout the Liturgical Year the preparation of the candidates to the Confirmation (on the part of the Bishop), of those who wish, be Confirmed, and the catechumens of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(the Old Anglo Catholic Church - the Latin-American Anglican Church),which will be presented to the Bishop for Confirmation. It will be the direct responsibility of the Priest to develop a Catechesis that publicly declares that the candidates are sufficiently educated and that they have decided responsibly to follow Christ and work for his Church.

11.06.

Pastoral Care: Every Priest, will diligently assume visitation to the members of the Parish or of the Congregation, especially of those who are sick, or weak in the Faith to their consolation and spiritual strength.

11.07.

Duties of the clergy to recite the Divine Office: It is the duty of every bishop, priest or deacon, in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), to pray alone or with his congregation, the Daily Office Morning and Evening, according to the Book of Common Prayer of 1928.

11.08.

Duties of Priests to celebrate Holy Communion and Deacons to assist them: These are obligatory duties in this Church for Bishops and Priests to celebrate and participate in Holy Communion, every day using the Own Collection, Special Collections, Epistles and Gospels provided in the Common Prayer Book of 1928 and / or other liturgical feasts taken from the Anglican Missal. It is the obligatory duty of each Deacon in this Church under the direction of the celebrant, to assist the Priest on Sundays and Liturgical Feasts in the Celebration of Holy Communion according to the Office of his Ministry.

11.09.

The use of Ornaments and Vestments: Under the direct instruction of theOrdinary Bishop, and in accordance with the liturgical tradition of Western Catholicism of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin- American Anglican Church),the liturgical garments for the Clerics will be worn at the time of their ministry, thus guaranteeing the dignity, reverence, order and signs of the Liturgical Cult in the message of Salvation of the Sacred Mysteries.

11.10.

The Devotional Life of Clerics: (All), bishops, priests and deacons in theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church) are obliged daily to dedicate time to prayer and intercession, to examine their conscience on a regular basis, and to be diligent in the study of the Sacred Scriptures, and the Writings of the Holy Fathers of the Church and other studies that refine their ministerial work. The great devotion of every Clergy is the Celebration and Participation of the Holy Eucharist.

11.11.

Obligation of the Clerics in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church ) , is to keep his profession solely ministerial in public and in private: No Bishop ; Priest or Deacon, will give himself the opportunity to maintain occupations, habits or recreations that does not benefit his Sacred Call, or that is detrimental to the customs and duties of his Sacred Office, or that tends to cause offense to others, nor he will attend any place that does not benefit his Sacred Call, except for the purpose of fulfilling the duties of his Holy Ministry.

In particular, to contract a marriage that does not benefit his sacred Call, and will not do anything that affects or violates order and discipline; The candidate for the Holy Orders will take all the preventive measures so that it is included in this Canon. But at all times he must work diligently to model his life according to the Doctrine of Christ, and live without deceit or duplicity as the chief example of the Shepherd Jesus Christ.

Paragraph: No priest anywhere in Canada, the United States, Latin America or in extra-territorial missions, can exercise "Releases or laying of hands for healing" without the written authorization of the Bishop. The healing comes from God and the liberation of a demon, must be the work of God through a person to whom God has given the gift and must have proof of his gift and it must be approved by the local Bishop.

11.12.

Incompatibilities with the Vocation: No Bishop, Priest or Deacon, will accept to take Trades, works or duties that are in detriment of their customs and of the obligations of their Sacred Ecclesiastical Office. No Cleric shall undertake as guarantor or debtor in financial transactions of any kind.

11.13.

Dress of the Clerics: No Bishop, Priest or Deacon shall wear dresses that do not manifest his Sacred Call and Ministry, as well as his "spiritual" charge in the Church, which is of public knowledge. Except of some force majeure and urgent causes that do not violate their conscience and that have an innocent purpose of recreation or employment (secular work orders), and for reasons of security and in defense of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

11.14.

Marriage of Clerics: Every Bishop, Priest or Deacon and candidate for the Holy Orders, will assume the commitment of life in the Sacrament of Marriage, as part of their Integral Ministry for the Kingdom of Heaven, diligently propitiating that the spouse or future wife, develop as a vocation a Ministry of Faith at the service of the family (core of the Church), and of the Body of Christ, thus ensuring the proper help in Ministry. Marriage is optional for the clergy. No one can bind one of these states to the cleric. Either of the two states is free for the cleric.

11.15.

The Clergy and the Holiness of the Family: Every Clergy in this Church will shape his life in the sanctity of the family and of conjugal union according to the Sacrament of Marriage instituted in this Church. The Bishop will personally bless the Marriage of the Clergy with the Ritual and Ceremonial of the Book of Common Prayer of 1928, sealing forever the marriage union.

11.16.

Clerics who live in a state of celibacy, will maintain chastity in public and in private as a path of holiness for the Kingdom of Heaven. The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), agrees that a celibate priest (single) can anytime leave his celibate state to marry freely without leaving their state as ordained priest. The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),recognizes that all men and women have the right to consummate their own sexuality for love and freely without pressing the couple's choice.

Note: The position of Archbishop in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), can only be exercised freely by a celibate priest (single) who received the episcopal consecration within this Church. No married clergy may hold the office of the 'Archbishop's Primacy' unless during a brief period of time until a celibate priest is consecrated for the mission in case there is no celibate bishop at the time of the emergency.

CANON 12. THE APPOINTMENT OF PASTOR PRIESTS, THEIR COMPETENCE AND PRIESTS IN CHARGE:



12.01.

The right of the bishop to nominate and appoint: The right to nominate and appoint all vacancies in the headquarters of the diocese and in every diocese of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),corresponds exclusively to the authority of the Ordinary Bishop of each place.

12.02.

Requirements to support and institute a Minister: No person may be admitted to the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church):

a) to be licensed in any mission as pastoral care in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), if he has not been established as Rector and Parish Priest, and duly ordained according to the Canons of Ordination.

b) must have sufficient evidence of godly life: the Ordinary Bishop of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), may not admit to grant a license or priestly faculties, assign parochial or missionary responsibilities as a priest in this Church, nor grant Canonical Rights as a Resident Priest in this Diocese, without proving to the Bishop his official credentials of Orders and Canonical Documents, and certify histestimony of Life, with a letter of dismissal from his previous Ordinary Bishop in his previous corresponding Diocese; that shows Ecclesiastical legal evidence of his honesty and ability, his fidelity to the Doctrine, discipline and worship in this Church, and in addition to applying all the above, testimonial letters that showshis pious life that can prove to the Bishop his irreproachable behavior and his vocation towards life.

12.03.

Causes of Rejection of the Reception and Canonical Institution of a Priest: The Ordinary Bishop may refuse to admit a priest or institute him as a minister in this Jurisdiction when:

a) the Priest took more than two years requesting the dispensation and resignation letter from the previous Bishop without receiving it.

b) reasons of serious physical deficiency or mental weakness, mental incapacity due to advanced age, or due to serious pecuniary disorders that affect his character or due to serious lack of control or negligence in his ecclesiastical duties or for a life of impiety, or having a serious scandalousconduct that affects his moral character or by having obtained their Orders by “simony”, will be the main causes of non-admission.

c) If, after presenting the examination of knowledge and sufficiency, the Ordinary Bishop is not satisfied with the examination of the Priest, nor by the words used by the Priest, nor by the responses and opinions of the Priest before the Bishop's recommendations in responsible missions, the Ordinary Bishop can reject his request that does not guarantee the interests of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(the Old Anglo Catholic Church - the Latin-American Anglican Church).

12.04.

Stipends for Ministers:

a) The nature of ordained ministry in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), is incompatible with payments, fees and labor contracts or economic privileges.

b) In the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church’sMissionary Jurisdiction, stipends are not subject to diocesan budget and service of Clerics. They will not be regulated by hiring of any labor type, nor will it be a relationship that generates financial labor obligations on the part of the Diocese. Each cleric will offer his Priestly work for the growth of his Mission, certifying before the authorities of the Church his condition of non-salaried Clergy; All Incardination and Ordination shall first be subject to a Sworn Statement before a competent civil authority, by the Incardinated or Ordained Clergy.

c) Before appointing or instituting a Priest in a Parish or Congregation, the Bishop must ensure that such Parish or Congregation will have the necessary provisions for the minimum support of the Priest. Or else the Bishop will ensure that the Priest has the capacity for self-support.

Note: Each priest handles his stipends and economic expenses and donations in an orderly manner according to his conscience. They can inform the diocesan bishop about any finances if the parish contributes to any expenses for their Bishop. In this church, generosity and voluntary charity prevails.

CANON 13. FUNCTIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PRIESTS OR PRESBYTERS:



13.01.

Roles, Responsibilities and Duties of Priests are subject to the order of worship and the general life of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

13.02.

The responsibilities and obligations of priests and presbyters in function in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church (The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church)are:

a) To Celebrate the Holy Eucharist every Sunday and Liturgical Feasts and properly develop the Eucharistic Worship related to Sunday Celebration (Eucharistic Reserve, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, etc. And Communion of the Sick).

b) To celebrate the Liturgical Morning and Evening Prayer according to the rubrics of the book of Common Prayer of 1928, during the days of the week.

c) Conduct Funerals and Funeral Services.

d) Serving the People.

13.03.

The Responsibilities and Obligations of the Priests or Presbyters in the Administration of the Sacraments, are:

a) Administer Holy Baptism to children and adults. Preparing, guiding and developing the Basic Baptism Course for the parents and godparents of the child to be baptized, and adults who are candidates for Baptism, in addition to the Catechumens course, providing all the legal civil documentation for the candidates for Baptism.

b) Administer Holy Communion on Sundays and Liturgical feast days, in accordance with the LOC of 1928 and the Anglican Missal.

c) Hear Confessions and give penances.

d) Attend and give official testimony on the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and prepare, guide and develop the courses prior to marriage.

e) Administer the Sacrament of Holy Unction to the sick.

13.04

The Responsibilities and Catechetical Obligations of Priests or Presbyters:

a) Announcingthe Word of God in its integrity to those who live in the area of the Parish or Mission, so that the message of the Gospel reaches those who have stopped practicing or do not profess the true faith.

b) Teach the Christian Faith in Catholic Orthodoxy, according to the Anglican Continuing Tradition.

c) Preside over the teachings on Sundays and Weekly Catechism.

d) Prepare, guide and develop the different Catechetical Cursillos (training program for Christian Leaders) in the Parish or in the Mission.

e) Preside, direct and prepare the Confirmation Course throughout the Liturgical year.

13.05.

The responsibilities and Obligations of the Priests in function of the Parish or the Mission:

a) Preside over all the programs and missionary actions of the Parish or Mission.

b) Preside over all administrative matters of the Parish or Mission.

c) To keep the registers of Baptism, Marriage, Confirmation, Deaths, etc., of the Parish or Mission, sending copies to the Ordinary Bishop of said documents and especially of the civil documentation of the marriages celebrated.

d) To inform the Bishop continuously and permanently of all the activities of his Parochial Headquarters or Missions, changes of schedule, retreats or forced absences for justified reasons.

13.06.

Responsibilities of the Priests or Presbyters in relation to the government and authority of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church (The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church)

a) Maintain full communication with the Bishop through the meetings of the clergy and through monthly communications and periodic reports.

b) To be in full Communion, submission and obedience in dialogue with the Ordinary Bishop of the Diocese.

c) Live in a state of sobriety and chastity, whether married or single.

CANON 14. FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEACON

14.01.

Every Deacon is subject to the Bishop in the Jurisdiction in which he was ordained and will serve in the proper clerical Offices where the Bishop designates him.

14.02.

The Functions and Obligations of the Deacon are:

a) Assist the Priest in the Holy Eucharist.

b) Preaching the Homilyon Sundays when so designated, with the permission of the Bishop.

c) Administer Holy Baptism to children and adults when so designated, with the permission of the Bishop.

d) Be a witness of Holy Matrimony, with the permission of the Bishop.

e) Administer the Eucharistic Reserve in the Morning or Evening Prayer Services, with the permission of the Bishop.

f) Administer the Eucharistic Reserve to the sick and incapacitated of the Parish, with the permission of the Bishop.

g) Develop the Pastoral Ministry for Evangelization, Youth Ministry, Pastoral for the Family, Pastoral Care of the Poor and the Pastoral Care of the Sick in the Parish, with an extensive, deep and solid Pastoral Mission.

h) Obey and maintain full communion and communication with the Bishop in the management of Diocesan and Liturgical matters.

CANON 15. BISHOPS



15.01.

A Bishop in theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),is the authority in the Church, whose head is Christ.

15.02.

The functions of a Bishop are:

a) Ordain Ministers, Priests and Deacons.

b) Confirm Baptized Members.

c) Receive Lay People and Clerics of other Churches and communions.

d) Preach and defend the Gospel of Christ.

e) Authorizes and regulates the Orders and Societies of Consecrated and Religious life.

f) Celebrate the Holy Eucharist on Sundays and Liturgical Festivities and pray the Liturgical Morning and Evening Prayer during the days of the week in accordance with LOC of 1928 and the Anglican Missal.

g) Administerthe Holy Sacraments of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),according to the rubrics of the Book of Common Prayer of 1928.

h) Consecrate other Bishops with the participation of two more Bishops and assisting them. Confer the Sacred Orders to Priests and Deacons.

i) Determine strategies to appraise the work or mission of its clergy and parishioners.

j) Admonish, inhibit, suspend, depose and degrade Clergymen, when necessary.

k) Preside over all the Ecclesiastical Commissions that are created in his Church.

l) Erect Oratories, Chapels, Temples and Cathedrals, clinics, hospitals, schools, colleges, companies, media, universities, seminaries, training centers, agro-industrial technical institutes, self-sufficient farms, restaurants, orphanages, houses for senior age citizens and hotels for refugees and / or mission pilgrims.

m) Authorize and erect Sanctuaries for Special Devotions in the Church.

n) Authorize and give Licenses for the Ministry of Exorcism to Priests properly prepared in the spirit and Ecclesiastical Sciences.

o) Annulment of Marriage.

p) Preserve and Save the Faith of the Church.

q) Give the People the Apostolic Blessing.

r) Regulate the entire Liturgical, Spiritual, Disciplinary, Institutional, Devotional and Administrative Life of the Diocese.

CANON 16. ON ACCUSATIONS OF BISHOPS



16.01.

Only allegations against a bishop submitted by another bishop in full communion with the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),with the support of two other Bishops in Full Communion and after confirmation of the Bishop of the Americas and the Sacred College of Bishops (when it is instituted), of the Latin Anglican Church when it is established will be proceeded and studied thoroughly by the Primate Archbishop will be taken into consideration.

CANON 17. THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE (Sacramental Confession)



17.01.

Ordained priests of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),that received the faculty of hearing Confessions according to the second exhortation found in the Order of Holy Communion in the Book of Common Prayer of 1928 can give the Sacrament of Penance. Every confession must be made in a public place and that people see the priest. Closed spaces for this Sacrament or for any act of confession will not be accepted. According to the Pastoral Service of Visitation to the Sick in the Book of Common Prayer of 1928: “The faithful communicant members in this Church to have complete trust in the Mercy of God and quiet conscience, must go before a discreet and wise Priest, who as Minister of the Word of God and of the Holy Sacraments, impart the benefits of the Sacramental Absolution.”

17.02.

the Inviolability and Seal of Confession: If a person secretly confesses his sins to a Priest, by remorse of conscience, and receives the Absolution and Council of the Minister, this priest can not reveal, nor refer, nor relate at any time what has been revealedby that penitent.No matter what authority demanded to reveal what was mentioned in the Confession. Violating the secrecy of confession immediately brings the sentence of deposition and the expulsion from the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church). This sentence is to be confirmed by the Bishop of the Americas and the Ordinary bishop of the Diocese.

17.03.

Pastoral Obligation to hear confessions: No priest Licensed for this ministry of reconciliation and the power to exercise the office of Confessor in theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), may refuse to reasonably fulfill their pastoral and moral duties to hear the Confession of the People, requested in the name of Christ.

CANON 18. THE MINISTRY OF EXORCISM



18.01. The need for a license or School for Exorcism: No priest in the Church anywhere in the world that belongs to the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), who claims to have fasted and prayed, may administer a Sovereign Exorcism on demonic or diabolical possession even when it is a partial or complete or total possession, nor may he treats any influence of evil or demonic spirits, that has touched people, places or things , or has infested and possessed believers and made them victims or instruments of their malice, without first having consulted with the Bishop of the Americas and with the Ordinary Bishop of the Diocese or another Jurisdiction, from whom will receive, with their signature and Episcopal seal, a License or Faculty for this Administration. Anyone who attempts to exercise this Ministry without a Bishop's License, will immediately suffer a Suspension and expulsion from the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

18.02.

Rites and ceremonies of exorcism in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church): No Priest can use a rite or ceremony that is not provided, revised and supplied by the Bishop of the Americas of the Church.

18.03.

The Canon Office of the exorcist in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church): The Ordinary Bishop shall appoint the Exorcist in the Diocese. This Exorcist must be at least an Ordained Priest, who is male, mature in age, celibate (Single), recognized of good judgment, of undoubted integrity in the Faith, of a devout and holy life, of Christian Discipline and pious life, of irrefutable good character, who is a faithful penitent, who is distinguished by his prudence and integrity of life. The Ordinary Bishop, in addition, will take into account in his appointment those who have deep knowledge in Sacred Theology and Laws of the Church, who lead a victorious Life in the Spirit through Jesus Christ over Satan, sin and the World. This priest must not be a liquor drinker or smoker of cigarettes, marijuana or any narcotics not prescribed by a recognized medical authority.

18.04

Simple Exorcism: What is regulated in this Canon and its Numerals, is not applied to the ministries in case of Exorcism of Catechumens, or those Exorcisms that occur in the administration of Holy Baptism, or the simple Exorcism of water, salt, oil, or in any other similar blessing or consecration and do not require any special power different from their Orders, for which it has been commissioned, and they are duties proper to the rites and pastoral that the Priest administers.

CANON 19. OF THE HOLINESS OF LIFE



19.01

Deliberate Abortion is murder: Deliberate Abortion is directly sought to stop the birth of children at any time of its conception, is always an act of mortal sin that directly involves, not only those who execute it in their body, but also those who facilitate this execution.

19.02.

killing a deformed life is deliberately a murder: Anyone who deliberately kills those already born of any woman, such as deformed, semi-deformed children, with vegetative life, or with monstrosities of any kind, incurs murder. For these children their condition is described as human souls and, they must be baptized, if necessary as sub-conditione, even when they are in the womb of their mother and out. The human soul is God's creation;Life belongs to God.

19.03.

Euthanasia is Murder: The Church affirms and defines that God is the one who gives life, and any action that ceases human innocent life, is murder, regardless of what it is called Euthanasia or "Merciful Death".

19.04

According to Traditional Moral Theology, it is licit to administer drugs and treatments to the dying and keep them clinically alive, to preserve the substance of life.

19.05

The Holy Church has universally accepted the Sanctity of Human Life, therefore can not accept as morally lawful decisions and actions of civil authority any attempt against Human Life.

CANON 20. MARRIAGE AND THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY



20.01.

Marriage is the Sacrament of union between a Man and a Woman forever before God, and according to Catholic Tradition, all the benefits and regulations of Marriage, in accordance with Catholic Orthodoxy, are valid in this Church. The Holiness of the Family has as a natural means to the Sacrament of Marriage.

Paragraph 1. The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),expects that spouses will not be separated as a couple. But once one of them dies, the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(the Old Anglo Catholic Church - the Latin-American Anglican Church),accepts remarriage. This Church does not marry same-sex couples but respects the groups that materialize it and will never pursue sexual preference.

Paragraph 2. Relationship to same - sex couples who contract civil marriage or blessing for some civil authority and / or ecclesiastic authority, the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), will respect their decision and commit to loving all children of God equally. Although this Church do not marry same - sex couples, the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),does not deny the other 5 sacraments to any son and daughter of God regardless of their sexual preference (Priestly Ordination must be authorized by a group of bishops in the Church if the candidate’s sexual preference and behavior does not affectnegativelyany members of the Church).

20.02.

The solemnization of the Sacrament of Marriage will be done according to the Book of Common Prayer of 1928.

20.03.

The Clerics shall comply with all the requirements of the Civil Laws that govern Marriage, together with all the requirements contained in the Ecclesiastical Laws that govern the Sacrament of Marriage. Without the celebration of a Civil Marriage, the sacrament of Marriage will not have civil effects in Canada, the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean Sea, Spain and other countries (Only if the law of the country accepts the civil effects on religious marriage, these will be applicable according to the nation that accepts it).

20.04.

Solemnization of Holy Matrimony is mainly accepted for full members of theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

20.05.

No priest of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), may solemnize any marriage without first complying with the following conditions:

a) Have a license and faculty from the Ordinary Bishop to celebrate marriages.

b) Determine the Right of the Contractors according to the Civil Laws.

c) explain to both parties of the marriage that this is a sacrament in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

d) Free consent and knowledge of the cause to contract Marriage by the contracting parties, without fraud, coercion, or error and without mental reservations.

e) To determine that both parties have received Holy Baptism, Sacrament of Confirmation and are in full communion with the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

f) Give careful instruction to both parties, regarding the nature, meaning and purpose of Holy Matrimony, developing an instruction curriculum with the direct supervision of the Ordinary Bishop.

g) If any of the candidates for marriage has not received Holy Baptism, or belongs to another Church that is not in Communion with the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church or belongs to another 'Religious Confession', the procedure of the said Marriage will be defined as a Mixed Marriage, and the Holy Matrimony will become the exclusive responsibility of the Ordinary Bishop.

h) The Priest will be assured through Civil Legal documents of the single status of each of the future spouses, and of their condition of physical and mental health.

20.06.

No Priest may solemnize any Marriage without first complying with the following procedures:

a) The future spouses must give notice to the Priest, at least thirty (30) days in advance in order to gather all the necessary documentation with original copies to the Ordinary Bishop.

b) The presence of at least two qualified witnesses is assured, who will enter the process at least thirty (30) days before the solemnization of the Holy Matrimony.

c) The Procedure will be defined at least twenty-five (25) days before, through the interviews with the Priest, by the Spontaneous or Solemn Promise of Marriage, which will be verified according to the Model provided by the Ordinary Bishop, and signed by the couple and witnesses in front of a Notary Public.

d) The Priest in charge, will make three (3) reprimands in the course of the month, which will be issued at the Parish Headquarters and may be disseminated by any accredited means of social communication.

e) It shall be within the discretion and right of any Priest or Minister of this Church, to refuse to solemnize any Marriage for which he shall give an immediate explanation to the Ordinary Bishop, of his reasons for refusing to solemnize it.

CANON 21. REGULATIONS OF THE HOLY MARRIAGE, THE PRESERVATION AND DISSOLUTION



21.01.

When marital unity isthreatened, it shall be the duty of both parties to bring the matter before a priest with ministerial powers in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin -American Anglican Church),and it will be obligatory for the Priest to seek the reconciliation of the parties. If the Priest finds serious difficulties in this reconciliation, he will agree to direct the case before the Ecclesiastical Court and will communicate this to the Ordinary Bishop immediately.

21.02.

Any member of the Church, whose civil effects of marriage have been dissolved by Civil Court, may request the Ordinary Bishop, an opinion about his marital status in the eyes of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).Such opinion may be the recognition of the nullity of the Marriage or its termination, or on the contrary, the canonical validity of the Marriage and its permanence.

This procedure will always be the action of the Ecclesiastical Court under the direction of the Ordinary Bishop.

21.03.

Cause of Annulment of Marriage: In this Church the following Causes of Nullity will be considered:

a) By Consent License:

1. Lack of sufficient use of reason; this defect will constitute any disease that implies the development and exercise of this faculty, which makes the act of human consent free and voluntary.

2. Serious defect of discretion of judgment: By anomalies, like psychosis, neurosis, etc., that do not allow a critical sense or moral conscience of what the Marriage supposes.

3. Inability to assume the essential obligations of Marriage: Impossibility to present the object of matrimonial consent due to causes of a psychic nature, which would give an empty consent of content.

4. Ignorance of the consortium or lack of knowledge that:
- Marriage implies some unitive bond between male and female.
- That is stable or permanent.
- That is heterosexual.
- Purpose of procreation in mutual sexual cooperation.

5. Error about the person: When trying to marry a certain person, and by mistake marries another. The error about a quality of the person only invalidates when it has enough entity to seriously disturb by its own nature, the consortium of conjugal life, otherwise, the marriage is valid.

6. Delusion caused by deceit: When deliberately and fraudulently motivating the other to perform the Matrimonial legal act.

7. By Condition of Future.

8. Violence or serious fear: It comes from some extreme cause to which you can not resist and to get rid of someone, you are forced to marry.

b) Due to Impediments Cancellations:

1. By consanguinity; marriage is invalid in a straight line between all ascendants or descendants, and in collateral, lines up to the fourth degree.

2. For total impotence.

3. By League or Previous marriage not resolved.

4. For having the same sex.

5. By age less than 18 years for men, and 17 in women.

6. For not being baptized.

7. Due to Disparity of Religious Cults

8. By Mixed Marriage without permission or regulation of the Ordinary Bishop.

9. Per public vote regarding the perpetual of Chastity.

10. By Rapture.

11. For Crime.

12. By affinity or kinship in a straight line, arising by Valid Matrimony, settling the Marriage in all its degrees in a straight line.

13. For public honesty and stable concubinage, with consequent civil and moral obligations.

14. By Adoption: They cannot contract Marriage among themselves anyone who is united by legal parentage from adoption in a straight line or in a second degree in a collateral line.

c) By Canonical Defect:

1. In the absence of a legitimate Assistant Minister and common witnesses.

2. Illegitimate assistant minister because he has been suspended, demoted or expelled from the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church).

3. For a non-delegated Minister, every Minister must have an express License from the Ordinary Bishop.

4. The Assistant Minister does not have Jurisdiction without power delegated by the Ordinary Bishop.

5. Marriage before only common witnesses: This extraordinary form of celebration is not valid but only under Special Regulation by the Ordinary Bishop will it be legitimate.

CANON 22. RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES OF CONSECRATED LIFE



22.01.

The religious communities (male or female), are recognized by the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), as afundamental part of the Ministry of Charity in the Church.

22.02.

The Communities of Religious Life may exist according to their own Charisms and traditions, acting in communion with the Ordinary Bishop.

22.03.

The Statutes and Rules of each Community, must be approved by the Bishop of the Americas and by the Ordinary, to be considered official and proper to the Order or Religious Community.

22.04.

To erect a House or Religious Community, a minimum of five professed, and all their spiritual and institutional life, endorsed and regularized by the Ordinary Bishop in their establishment is required.

Paragraph: The Religious communities that already exist in the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church) are: the community of theAnglicanMissionaryBrothers of San Lorenzo for men and the community of theAnglican MissionarySisters of San Lorenzo for women. The AnglicanMissionary Brothers of Saint Stephen for men and the community of the Anglican Missionary Sisters of Saint Stephen for women.Also by Ecclesiastical Decree, the Missionary Mothers of Our Lady of Walsingham and The Missionary Brothers of Our Lady of Walsingham have been founded.

22.05.

The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),considers as equivalent to this Canon the Religious Societies of laity and oblates priests, without establishing communities or Convents.They live a Rule of Common Life, and they are known as Third Orders, of the different religious spiritual families in the heritage of Western Catholicism.

CANON 23. THE MAJOR THEOLOGICAL SCHOOLS AND SEMINARIES FOR THE FORMATION OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD



23.01.

The Major Theological Schools and Seminaries will be the place and the natural environment for the formation of the people of God, of the Clergy, and of the motivated Christian Faithful of the Church.

23.02.

The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), can developAlternative Seminaries or Theological Faculties, which advance their programs according to the precepts of Catholic Orthodoxy in all the modalities and levels of the Superior Ecclesiastical Studies and of Theological and Pastoral Specialization.

23.03. The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),will found, establish and protect the Schools and Theological Major Seminaries and Theological Faculties, Schools of Philosophy and Faculty of Philosophy, for the Ecclesiastical Professional Formation, in all the levels and modalities of Higher Education and in Specializations and Postgraduate Studies in Theological and Pastoral Sciences.

23.04.

The condition of Seminarians, will be that of a Postulant to the Sacred Orders, recognized by the Ordinary Bishop, and attend the level of Degree or Major Seminary in Philosophy, Religious Sciences and / or Theology.

23.05.

The condition of Candidate to the Holy Orders will be that of a Seminary that has developed the academic curriculum of the Major Seminary (Bachelor) and is available for the Canonical Exam, with the evaluation of theCommission of Ministry.

Paragraph: Men considered seminarians can be married or single. A single seminarian is to respect his own infatuation and is authorized to present his girlfriend to the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),and / or the authorities of the Church if he deems it appropriate. No single seminarian will be denied or forbidden to have a girlfriend.

CANON 24. SOCIAL PASTORAL MISSION IN THE CHURCH



24.01.

The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), in its jurisdiction, may establish, develop and manage educationalinstitutions in health care forthe respective communities, immigrants, that protects, trains, and promotes children, youth, adults and the elderly. That in accordance with the Gospel, mandates Charity and Mercy, preachingthe Gospel,protectingfundamental human rights and help marginalized communities.

24.02.

The Social Pastoral mission of the Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), will also attend programs, training projects and execution within the parameters of social development and community in: Housing, recreation, education, art, sport, self-sufficient farms, food, business groups, companies, industries and others.

24.03.

The Social Pastoral mission of the Church will be able to found, develop and directmeans of social communication that disseminate the programs and goals concerning the preaching of the Gospel and mercy for the underprivileged and Marginalized people according to the Message of Salvation.

Note: The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), authorizes the full use of the Internet as a means of communication. No ecclesiastical authority of this church may prohibit its use inside or outside the Church. Science and technology are for the good use of all people, Christians and clerics of the known world.

CANON 25. DEVELOPMENT, REFORMS AND ADDITIONS TO THESE CANONS



25.01.

It is the sole responsibility of the Ordinary Bishop in the Diocese of theAnglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), to perfect this body of Canons, and can use help and assistance from a Fee Commission for the development of the same.

25.02.

For all the effects not contemplated in these Canons, people can refer to the Bishop of the Americas and the Sacred College of Bishops once it is instituted for any decisions.

CANON 26. APPOINTMENTS AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF PROPERTY IN THE DIOCESE



26.01.

To ensure an efficient Pastoral Administration in every Diocese, the Ordinary Bishop may appoint Servants of the Diocese in the different positions and assignments of the Ecclesiastical Functions: Archdeacons, Deaconesses, Chancellor, Episcopal Vicars, Commissaries of the Bishop, Rectors and Parish Priests, Catechists and Lay Ministers, instituted for the Service of the Archdiocese and of the Dioceses.

26.02.

The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),will have as assets all (buildings, temples, etc.) that belong since its establishment, as well as all the goods, donations, legacies, offerings and tithes that it may receive and acquire for the benefit of the Mission of the Church in the extension of the Kingdom of Heaven. The administration will be under the care of the Ordinary Bishop through the Diocesan Fund.

CANON 27. THE DUE PROCESS IN THE COURTS AND ECCLESIASTICAL COURTS



27.01.

The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),proceeds according to due process to ensure the right to the defense referring to Canon 4.01, according to the Political Constitution of the United States and of each jurisdiction where a diocese or mission of this church is established.

Paragraph: The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church), authorizes all dioceses, to create and organize foundations, associations, and corporations to handle movable and immovable property, with a group of people prepared for the proposed purpose and belonging to the same church membership. Corporations must carry a name with the approval of the Diocesan Bishop of each place and, if possible, with the approval of the Bishop of the Americas.

Note: The Anglican Church Latino Americana – The Old Anglo Catholic Church(The Old Anglo Catholic Church - The Latin-American Anglican Church),respects the names used by other Catholic churches, and only uses names that are free in its interpretation or use.

Canons corrected, augmented and authorized by the First Archbishop of the Americas, Caribbean Sea and World, Most Reverend Leonardo Marin-Saavedra.

Translated to English by Most Reverend Marwan Geara

Date: May 23, 2017.

Place of Review: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.