Table of Contents

0.0 Preface

1.0 Introduction and General Principles

    1.1 Organization and Format of the Policy Manual
    1.2 Policies
    1.3 Language and Weight of Policy Statements
    1.4 Authority to Create or Propose Policies or Resources
    1.5 Internal Policies and Procedures
    1.6 Establishment of Norms
    1.7 Authority to Interpret Norms
    1.8 Authority to Waive Norms
    1.9 Periodic Review and Cessation of Norms
    1.10 Preservaction of Norms and Other Materials
    1.11 Familiarity With and Access to Diocesan Policies

2.0 Personnel and Information

    2.1 Norms for All Clergy and Laity
        2.1.1 Norms to Protect the Good of Persons and the Common Good in the Diocese
        2.1.2 Essential Norms and Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth
            2.1.2.1 Essential Norms and Charter
            2.1.2.2 Required Safe Environment Training for the Protection of Children and Youth
            2.1.2.3 Criminal Background Check Required for the Protection of Children and Youth
            2.1.2.4 Particular Norms for Overnight Trips with Children and Youth
        2.1.3 Code of Pastoral Conduct and Volunteer Code of Conduct
            2.1.3.1 General Norms of Pastoral Conduct
            2.1.3.2 Confidentiality and Disclosure in Pastoral Conduct
            2.1.3.3 Competence and Pastoral Conduct
            2.1.3.4 Primacy of Interest and Conflict of Interest
            2.1.3.5 Acknowledgement of Norms of Conduct
        2.1.4 Diocese of Lansing Employee Handbook
        2.1.5 Reporting Allegations of Misconduct-Abuse-Neglect
            2.1.5.1 Duty to Report Allegations of Misconduct-Abuse-Neglect-Etc
            2.1.5.2 Right to Report Allegations of Misconduct-Abuse-Neglect or Harassment
            2.1.5.3 Sexual Abuse Defined
            2.1.5.4 Maintenance of Records Related to Safe Enviroment
        2.1.6 Harassment Policy and Procedures
        2.1.7 Non-Discrimitation Policy in Schools of the Diocese
        2.1.8 Michigan Catholic Conference Public Policy
        2.1.9 Appendix I-Principles Governing the Pastoral Care of Abuse Victims
    2.2 Formation of Personnel
        2.2.1 Formation for Diocesan Priesthood
        2.2.2 Ministry Formation Program
        2.2.3 Formation for the Permanenet Diaconate
        2.2.4 Ministry Certification for Lay Ecclesial Ministers
            2.2.6.1 Financial Assistance to Seminarians-College Students
            2.2.6.2 Financial Assistance to Seminarians-Theology and Pre-Theology Students
            2.2.6.3 Financial Assistance to Aspirants and Coandidates for Permanent Diaconate
            2.2.6.4 Financial Assistance for the Ministry Formation Program
            2.2.6.5 Joseph H. Albers Trust Fund for College Seminarians
        2.2.7 Vocations Awareness Presentations

3.0 Ecclesiastical Structures and Offices

    3.1 Diocesan Structures, Offices and Bodies
        3.1.1 Diocesan Curia
        3.1.2 Diocesan Offices and Departments
        3.1.3 Councils Established by Canon Law
            3.1.3.1 Finance Council and Finance Officer
            3.1.3.2 Presbyteral Council and College of Consultors
            3.1.3.3 Diocesan Pastoral Council
        3.1.4 Synods
        3.1.5 Councils, Commissions and Boards Established by Particular Law or Practice
        3.1.6 Advisory Committees for Diocesan Offices
    3.2 Parishes
        3.2.1 Establishment, Alteration or Suppression of Parishes
        3.2.2 Parish Boundaries
            3.2.2.1 Pastoral Responsibility
        3.2.3 Churches Other Than the Parochial Church
        3.2.4 Installation of Pastors
        3.2.5 Establishing or Closing Education Related Programs
        3.2.6 Parish Statutes
        3.2.7 Parish Visitations
    3.3 Other Forms of Pastoral Care
        3.3.1 Entrusted in Solidum
        3.3.2 Entrusted Participation in the Exercise of Pastoral Care of a Parish
        3.3.3 Rectors and Chaplains
        3.3.4 Specialized Ministries
    3.4 Parish Councils and Other Bodies
        3.4.1 Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Council
        3.4.2 Other Parish Commissions and Groups
            3.4.2.1 Parish Worship Commission
            3.4.2.2 Parish Education Commission
            3.4.2.3 Parish Charitable and Social Justice Activities
            3.4.2.4 Parish Cemetery Committee
    3.5 Vicariates and Vicars Forane
        3.5.1 Vicars Forane
        3.5.2 Council of Vicars
        3.5.3 Vicariate Bodies that May be Established
    3.6 Members of Eastern Catholic Churches
        3.6.1 Pastoral Care of Eastern Catholics in General
        3.6.2 Pastoral Care of Eastern Catholics in Particular
            3.6.2.1 Eastern Catholic Children and Eucharist
            3.6.2.2 Eastern Catholics and Reconciliation
            3.6.2.3 Proper Assistant in Marriage of Eastern Catholics
            3.6.2.4 No Transfer Into Another Catholic Church by Sacramental Practice or Parish
            3.6.2.5 Eastern Catholics and Anointing of the Sick
            3.6.2.6 Eastern Catholics and Funerals
    3.7 Groups and Associations of the Faithful in the Diocese
        3.7.1 Norms for Associations of the Faithful
    3.8 Institutes of Pontifical Right and Diocesan Right
    3.9 Public Juridic Persons Subject to the Diocesan Bishop
    3.10 Members of Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter
    3.11 Catholic Charitable Agencies

4.0 Teaching Function of the Church

    4.1 Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Affairs
        4.1.1 Ecumenical Officer of the Diocese and Ecumenical Commission
        4.1.2 General Principles for Ecumenism in the Diocese
        4.1.3 Sharing Innon - Sacramental Liturgical Worship With Non - Eucharistic Services
            4.1.3.1 Participation by Catholics at Non - Catholic Non - Eucharistic Services
            4.1.3.2 Protocols for Clergy at Non - Sacramental Liturgical Worship
        4.1.4 Ecumenism and Celebration of Baptism or Confirmation
            4.1.4.1 Non-Catholic Easterns as Godparents
            4.1.4.2 Other Baptized Christians as Baptismal Witnesses
            4.1.4.3 Catholics as Godparents at Baptism in a Non - Catholic Eastern Church
            4.1.4.4 Catholics as Witnesses at Baptism in an Ecclesial Community
            4.1.4.5 Catholic Minister Reading or Offering Prayer at Non - Catholic Baptism
            4.1.4.6 Non-Catholic Minister Reading or Offering Prayer at Catholic Baptism
            4.1.4.7 Confirmation Sponsors in Ecumenical Situations
            4.1.4.8 Baptism of Infants of Non-Catholic Christians
        4.1.5 Ecumenism and the Sacraments of Eucharist, Penance and Anointing
            4.1.5.1 Penance-Eucharist and Anointing of the Sick from Non - Catholic Ministers
            4.1.5.2 Penance-Eucharist and Anointing of the Sick for Non - Catholics
            4.1.5.3 Non-Catholics Blessed at Time of Holy Communion
            4.1.5.4 Eucharistic Concelebration with Non - Catholic Ministers
        4.1.6 Preaching and Reading in Various Ecumenical Situations
        4.1.7 Ecumenism and Matrimony
            4.1.7.1 Non-Catholic Witness at a Catholic Marriage
            4.1.7.2 Catholic Witness at a Non - Catholic Marriage
            4.1.7.3 Catholic and Non - Catholic Ministers at the Same Celebration of Marriage
            4.1.7.4 Blessing of Orthodox Wedding By Priest
        4.1.8 Ecumenism and Funeral Rites
            4.1.8.1 Catholic Funeral Rites for Non - Catholics
            4.1.8.2 Burial of Non - Catholics and Non - Catholic Services in Catholic Cemetery
        4.1.9 Other Ecumenical and Interreligious Situations
            4.1.9.1 Ordination Ceremonies and Ecumenism
            4.1.9.2 Non-Catholics and Sacramentals
            4.1.9.3 Use of Catholic Churches and Buildings for Non - Catholic Worship
            4.1.9.4 Ecumenical and Interreligious, Organizations, Associations and Public Dialogue
            4.1.9.5 Certain Roles in Catholic and Non - Catholic Ceremonies
            4.1.9.6 Mass Intentions and Public Prayer for Non - Catholics
            4.1.9.7 Religious Relations with Jews, Muslim and Other Non - Christian Believers
    4.2 Preaching of the Word of God
        4.2.1 Preaching by Priests and Deacons
        4.2.2 Preaching by the Lay Faithful
    4.3 Education, Catechesis and Schools
        4.3.1 General Norms for Education, Catechesis and Schools
    4.4 Christian Initiation of Adults, Including Children of Catechetical Age
        4.4.1 General Norms for Christian Initiation of Adults
    4.5 Higher Education
        4.5.1 Teaching Theological Disciplines
            4.5.1.1 Mandatum
        4.5.2 Campus Ministry, University Centers
    4.6 Instruments of Social Communication
        4.6.1 Communications
            4.6.1.1 Authorization to Make Statements on Behalf of the Diocesan Bishop or Diocese
            4.6.1.2 Standards for the Use of Electronic Media
            4.6.1.3 Political Guidelines, Guidelines on Lobbying and Electoral Politics for Pastors and Parishes
            4.6.1.4 Speakers at Sponsored Events or on Church Property
        4.6.2 Publications and Approvals
            4.6.2.1 Required Permissions for Certain Media Appearances
            4.6.2.2 Permission or Approval to Publish Writings Touching on Faith and Morals
            4.6.2.3 Parish Pamphlet Racks and Displays
            4.6.2.4 Naming Rights
        4.6.3 Protection of Personal Privacy and Confidential Records
            4.6.3.1 Records in Custody of Diocesan Offices
        4.6.4 Ethical Use of Communication Technology
    4.7 Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity
    4.8 Special Catechetical and Ministerial Issues
        4.8.1 The Dignity of Human Life and Human Sexuality
            4.8.1.1 Ministry to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction
            4.8.1.2 Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services
        4.8.2 Reproduction or Use of Protected Intellectual Property

5.0 Sanctifying Function

    5.A General Liturgical Norms
        5.A.1 Liturgical Norms Issued or Approved by the Diocesan Bishop
            5.A.1.1 Office of Worship
        5.A.2 Texts and Rites of Liturgical Celebrations
        5.A.3 Language for the Celebration of Sacraments and Sacramentals
        5.A.4 Usage of Extraordinary Form (Roman Missal of 1962)
        5.A.5 Celebration of a Sacrament in an Eastern Catholic Rite
        5.A.6 Interpreters and Translators in Liturgical Celebrations
        5.A.7 Use of Oils as Sacramentals and in Devotional Use
    5.B Qualified Right to Sacraments and Spiritual Goods
        5.B.1 Right to Sacraments and Spiritual Goods in General
        5.B.2 Rights and Prerogatives of Catechumens
        5.B.3 Rights and Prerogatives of Candidates for Reception Into Full Communion
        5.B.4 Christian Initiation of Persons in Invalid Marriages
        5.B.5 Right and Delay of Infant Baptism
        5.B.6 Right of Access to Confession by Young Children and Those with Disability
        5.B.7 Penance and First Communion in the Sequence of Sacraments
        5.B.8 Admission to and Denial of Holy Communion
        5.B.9 Denial of Recommendation for Confirmation
        5.B.10 Right to Marriage, Delay for a Just Cause and Resources
        5.B.11 Right of Christian Funeral and Denial
    5.C Urgent Situations, Including Danger of Death
        5.C.1 Baptized Non - Catholics and Sacraments in Danger of Death
        5.C.2 Baptism in Danger of Death
        5.C.3 Rites and Catechesis After Baptism in Danger of Death
        5.C.4 Confirmation in Danger of Death
        5.C.5 Communion to Baptized Child in Danger of Death
        5.C.6 Viaticum in Danger of Death and Repeatability
        5.C.7 Confession and Absolution from Censure in Danger of Death
        5.C.8 General Absolution in Danger of Death
        5.C.9 Pre-Marriage Investigation in Danger of Death
        5.C.10 Marriage Dispensations in Urgent Danger of Death and Emergencies
        5.C.11 Anointing of the Sick in Danger of Death
        5.C.12 Reporting and Recording Sacraments or Dispensations in Urgent Situations
    5.D Conditional Conferral of Sacraments
        5.D.1 Conditional Baptism, Proof of Baptism and Validity of Non Catholic Baptism
        5.D.2 Conditional Administration of Confirmation
    5.E Proper Place, Parish and Times for Acts of Divine Worship
        5.E.1 Proper Parish and Place for Divine Worship in General
        5.E.2 Proper Parish of Baptism
        5.E.3 Proper Place of the Celebration of Mass
        5.E.4 Proper Parish and Place of Marriage
        5.E.5 Place of Confession and Confessionals
        5.E.6 Place and Proper Parish of Funeral Rites
        5.E.7 Restricted Times for Certain Acts of Divine Worship
    5.F Offerings Associated with Acts of Divine Worship
        5.F.1 Stole Fees
        5.F.2 Recording Mass Offerings, Stipends and Obligations
        5.F.3 Mass Offerings, Stipends
        5.F.4 Collective Mass Offerings
        5.F.5 Mass Associations and Pious Foundations
        5.F.6 Offerings and Fees at the Occasion of Marriage
    5.G Sacramental Records, Recording and Reports
        5.G.1 Parochial Registers and Sacramental Records
            5.G.1.1 Parochial Registers in General
            5.G.1.2 Non Sacramental Records and Materials
            5.G.1.3 Records for Catholic Schools
            5.G.1.4 Responsibility for Registers and Sacramental Records
            5.G.1.5 Security and Restricted Access of Parochial Registers and Records
        5.G.2 Recording in General
            5.G.2.1 Inscription of Sacramental Records and Registers
            5.G.2.2 Entry or Change of Sacramental Record by Use of Authentic Document or Declaration
            5.G.2.3 Correction of Error in Sacramental Records and Registers
            5.G.2.4 Name Change and Sacramental Records
            5.G.2.5 Correction of an Omission in Sacramental Record, Specifically an Omitted Baptism
        5.G.3 Access to Sacramental Records
            5.G.3.1 Issuing Sacramental Certificates to Individuals and Church Authorities
            5.G.3.2 Access to Sacramental Records for Civil Purposes
            5.G.3.3 Sacramental Records Older Than 90 Years
            5.G.3.4 Sacramental Records Prior to 1940
        5.G.4 Recording Catholic Baptism, Catechumenate and Election
            5.G.4.1 Recording Rites of Acceptance and Election in the Book of the Elect
            5.G.4.2 Recording Catholic Baptism in General
            5.G.4.3 Recording and Reporting Baptism in Cases of Unmarried or Unknown Parents
            5.G.4.4 Recording and Certifying Baptism Occurring After a Civil Adoption is Completed
            5.G.4.5 Recording and Certifying Baptism Occurring Before Adoption is Finalized
            5.G.4.6 Baptismal Records, Parents, Godparents and Proxies
        5.G.5 Recording Reception into the Catholic Church
        5.G.6 Recording and Reporting Confirmation
        5.G.7 Recording and Reporting First Holy Communion
        5.G.8 Recording and Reporting Marriage
        5.G.9 Recording and Reporting Deaths
        5.G.10 Recording Special Notifications that are Received
            5.G.10.1 Recording Ordination, Religious Profession, Eremetic Life, Consecrated Virginity
            5.G.10.2 Recording Reunion or Reconciliation of a Person Who had Defected
            5.G.10.3 Recording Nullity or Dissolution of Marriage
            5.G.10.4 Recording Ascription to a Church Sui Iuris, Change of Rite
        5.G.11 Records Pertaining to Personal Ordinariate (Anglicanorum Coetibus)
    5.1 Baptism and Reception of Infants
        5.1.1 Parish Involvement in Baptism of Infants
        5.1.2 Instruction and Preparation for Infant Baptism
        5.1.3 Qualifications and Duties of Godparents in Infant Baptism
        5.1.4 Rite of Bringing a Baptized Child to the Church After Recovery from Danger
        5.1.5 Reception of Infants into the Catholic Church
        5.1.6 The Occasion of Celebrating the Baptism or Reception of Children
        5.1.7 The Minister of Baptism
        5.1.8 Baptism of Infant of Eastern Catholics, Non - Catholic Christians or Non - Baptized Parents
    5.2 Sacrament of Confirmation
        5.2.1 Celebration of Confirmation
        5.2.2 Those to be Confirmed and Length of Preparation
            5.2.2.1 Obligation to Receive Confirmation
            5.2.2.2 Confirmation in Typical Circumstances
        5.2.3 Materials for Confirmation Preparation
        5.2.4 Confirmation Sponsors
        5.2.5 Clarifying and Obtaining the Faculty of the Minister is Impeded
        5.2.6 Faculty to Confirm When the Scheduled Minister is Impeded
        5.2.7 Confirmation Issues Involving Other Churches and Ecclesial Communities
    5.3  Most Holy Eucharist
        5.3.1 Minister of the Most Holy Eucharist and Ministers of Holy Communion
            5.3.1.1 Concelebration
            5.3.1.2 Permission to Celebrate if Priest is Unknown
            5.3.1.3 Permission for Bination and Trination
        5.3.2 Liturgical Roles of the Lay Christian Faithful
            5.3.2.1 Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
            5.3.2.2 Ministers of the Word, Readers
            5.3.2.3 Altar Servers
            5.3.2.4 Ministers of Hospitality
            5.3.2.5 Cantors
            5.3.2.6 Sacristans
            5.3.2.7 Honor Guards and Other Liturgical Protocols
        5.3.3 Participation in the Most Holy Eucharist
            5.3.3.1 Admission to and Denial of Holy Communion
            5.3.3.2 Viaticum
            5.3.3.3 Reception of Holy Communion More than Once a Day
            5.3.3.4 Eucharistic Abstinence
            5.3.3.5 Reception in Any Catholic Rite
            5.3.3.6 Obligation to Participate at Mass on Sundays and Other Holy Days of Obligation
            5.3.3.7 Easter Precept
        5.3.4 Communion Services and Sunday Celebrations in Absence of a Priest
            5.3.5 Rites and Ceremonies of Eucharistic Celebration
            5.3.5.1 Valid Matter for Eucharist, Mustum and Low Gluten Hosts
            5.3.5.2 Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion
        5.3.6 Repeating Liturgical Services, Holy Thursday and Triduum Schedules
            5.3.6.1 Additional Masses and Services During Holy Thursday and Triduum
            5.3.6.2 Norms for Scheduling Masses
        5.3.7 Reservation, Custody and Veneration of Most Holy Eucharist
            5.3.7.1 Reservation and Custody of the Most Holy Eucharist
            5.3.7.2 Adoration, Exposition and Benediction
            5.3.7.3 Purification of Sacred Vessels
    5.4 Sacrament of Penance
        5.4.1 Penance in General
        5.4.2 Use of Interpreter and Writing in Confession
        5.4.3 Forms of the Sacrament of Penance
            5.4.3.1 Reconciliation of Individual Penitents (Form 1)
            5.4.3.2 Reconciliation of Several Penitents with Individual Confession and Individual Absolution
            5.4.3.3 Reconciliation of Penitents with Generic Confession and General Absolution
        5.4.4 Penitential Services
        5.4.5 Special Issues Arising in Sacramental Confession
    5.5 Sacrament of Anointing of Sick and Healing Services
        5.5.1 Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
        5.5.2 Apostolic Blessing at the Time of Death with Plenary Indulgence
        5.5.3 Oil of the Sick
        5.5.4 Liturgical and Non - Liturgical Healing Services
    5.6 Matrimony
        5.6.1 Matrimony, General Norms
            5.6.1.1 Matrimony, Provincial Guidelines
            5.6.1.2 Diocesan Guidelines for Preparing the Wedding Liturgy
            5.6.1.3 Parish Wedding Policies
            5.6.1.4 Civil Requirements for Marriages
            5.6.1.5 Encouraging Sacramental Practice Before Marriage
        5.6.2 Investigation of Freedom to Marry and Banns of Marriage
        5.6.3 Preparation for Marriage and Special Circumstances
        5.6.4 Requirements of Canon 1125 in Mixed Marriage, Disparity of Cult and Other Cases
        5.6.5 Permissions Required for Lawful Marriage and Recommended Consultations
            5.6.5.1 Permissions for Mixed Marriage
            5.6.5.2 Permissions for Lawful Marriage Required by Canon 1071
            5.6.5.3 Other Cases Requiring Permissions for Lawful Marriage
            5.6.5.4 Recommended Consultation Before Marriage
        5.6.6 Dispensations for Marriage
            5.6.6.1 Dispensation from the Canonical Form of Marriage in Mixed Marriages
            5.6.6.2 Dispensation from Diriment Impediments Arising from Ecclesiastical Law in General
            5.6.6.3 Dispensation from Disparity of Cult
        5.6.7 Authorized Assistant at Catholic Marriage and Delegation
        5.6.8 Celebration of Marriage
            5.6.8.1 Selection and Use of Catholic Rites of Marriage
            5.6.8.2 Time and Day of Marriage
            5.6.8.3 Place of the Celebration of Marriage
            5.6.8.4 Witnesses in a Canonical Celebration of Marriage
        5.6.9 Special Marriage Situations
            5.6.9.1 Testimonial Letters (Nihil Obstat) for Marriages Involving Other Dioceses
            5.6.9.2 Separation from Conjugal Living While Bond Endures
            5.6.9.3 Convalidation of Marriage
            5.6.9.4 Radical Sanation of Marriage
    5.7 Other Acts of Divine Worship, Including Funerals
        5.7.1 Sacramentals, Including Blessings and the Minister of Sacramentals
        5.7.2 Liturgy of the Hours
        5.7.3 Ecclesiastical Funeral Rites
        5.7.4 Sacred Images and Relics
        5.7.5 Dispensations and Commutations of Private Non - Reserved Vows and Oaths
    5.8 Sacred Places and Sacred Times
        5.8.1 Use of Sacred Places for Other Worthy Purposes
        5.8.2 Churches
        5.8.3 Oratories, Private Chapels, Shrines and Altars
        5.8.4 Cemeteries, Mausoleums and Columbaria
            5.8.4.1 General Norms for Cemeteries, Mausoleums and Columbaria
            5.8.4.2 Cemetery Records in General
            5.8.4.3 Cemetery Records in Particular
            5.8.4.4 Disinterments, Removals and Exhumations
            5.8.4.5 Neutrality Regarding Proivders of Funeral and Monument Services
            5.8.4.6 Programs of Care, Endowed Care Fund and Surplus Funs of Cemeteries
            5.8.4.7 Sale of Tangible Property or Commodities of Cemeteries
            5.8.4.8 General Liability and Worker Compensation Insurance for Work in Cemeteries
        5.8.5 Holy Days of Obligation and Their Dispensation or Commutation
        5.8.6 Days of Penance, Lenten Obligations
        5.8.7 Dispensation or Commutation of Obligation of a Day of Penance
    5.9 Clergy, Religious and Lay Ecclesial Ministers
        5.9.1 Life and Ministry of Clergy
            5.9.1.1 Obligation of Divine Office and Dispensation
            5.9.1.2 Clerical attire and Title
            5.9.1.3 Clergy in Political Activities, Unions, Military Service, Civil Duties
                5.9.1.3.1 Priests in Political Activities, Unions and Military Service
                5.9.1.3.2 Deacons in Political Activities, Unions and Military Service
            5.9.1.4 Continuing Education and Spiritual Development of Clergy
                5.9.1.4.1 Continuing Education and Spiritual Development of Priests
                5.9.1.4.2 Continuing Education and Spiritual Development of Deacons
            5.9.1.5 Retreats of Clergy
                5.9.1.5.1 Requirement of Annual Retreat for Priests
                5.9.1.5.2 Deacons' Retreat
            5.9.1.6 Sabbaticals for Priests
            5.9.1.7 Clergy Last Wills, Insurances and Power of Attorney for Health Care
                5.9.1.7.1 Last Will and Testament of Priests
                5.9.1.7.2 Last Will and Testament of Deacons
                5.9.1.7.3 Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care by Clergy
                5.9.1.7.4 Durable Power of Attorney
            5.9.1.8 Funerals of Clergy
                5.9.1.8.1 Funerals of Priests
                5.9.1.8.2 Funerals of Deacons and Spouses
                5.9.1.8.3 Diocesan Pact for Masses for Deceased Priests and Deacons
            5.9.1.9 Annual Reporting by Clergy
                5.9.1.9.1 Annual Reporting by Priests
                5.9.1.9.2 Annual Reporting by Deacons
        5.9.2 Status of Clergy
            5.9.2.1 Incardination of Clerics
                5.9.2.1.1 Incardination of Priests
                5.9.2.1.2 Incardination of Deacons
            5.9.2.2 Certification of Suitability of Clergy
                5.9.2.2.1 Priests and Deacons Visiting the Diocese of Lansing
                5.9.2.2.2 Certification of Incardinated Priests and Deacons or Those with Diocesan Faculties
            5.9.2.3 Extern Clergy Residing and Ministering in the Diocese
                5.9.2.3.1 Extern Priests
                5.9.2.3.2 Extern Deacons
            5.9.2.4 Presence, Residence or Ministry of Diocesan Clergy Outside the Diocese
                5.9.2.4.1 Presence, Residence or Ministry of Diocesan Priests Outside the Diocese
                5.9.2.4.2 Presence, Residence or Ministry of Diocesan Deacons Outside the Diocese
            5.9.2.5 Priest and Deacons Assignments
                5.9.2.5.1 Assignment of Priests
                5.9.2.5.2 Assignment of Permanent Deacons
                5.9.2.5.3 Ministry Agreement of Deacons
            5.9.2.6 Leave of Absence of Priests and Deacons
                5.9.2.6.1 Leave of Absence of Priests
                5.9.2.6.2 Leave of Absence of Deacons
            5.9.2.7 Senior Status and Resignation of Clerics from Assignments
                5.9.2.7.1 Resignation of Priests from Ministerial Office or Appointment
                5.9.2.7.2 Resignation of Priests in View of Senior Status
                5.9.2.7.3 Resignation of Deacons from Ministerial Office or Appointment
                5.9.2.7.4 Senior Status of Deacons
        5.9.3 Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
            5.9.3.1 Vicar or Delegate for Consecrated Life
            5.9.3.2 Institutes of Diocesan Right
            5.9.3.3 Apostolate of Institutes and Relations with Religious
            5.9.3.4 Entrusting of a Parish to a Religious Community
            5.9.3.5 Consecrated Virgins and Hermits
            5.9.3.6 Third Orders
        5.9.4 Remuneration, Benefits and Support of Clergy and Religious
            5.9.4.1 Priest Salaries and Compensation
                5.9.4.1.1 Salaries and Compensation for Incardinated Priests
                5.9.4.1.2 Salaries and Compensation for Priests who are Candidates for Incardination
                5.9.4.1.3  Salary and Benefits During Approved Sabbaticals of Priests
                5.9.4.1.4 Priest Retirement Plan and Pension Benefits
            5.9.4.2 Social Security Coverage or Exemption
                5.9.4.2.1 Social Security Coverage or Exemption 
                5.9.4.2.2 Social Security Coverage for Permanent Deacons
            5.9.4.3 Support for Permanent Deacons
                5.9.4.3.1 Financial Assistance for Ministry of Deacons
                5.9.4.3.2 Church Employment of Deacons
                5.9.4.3.3 Deacon Assistance Fund
            5.9.4.4 Compensation Package for Religious
        5.9.5 Faculties of Clergy and Lay Ecclesial Ministers
            5.9.5.1 Provincial Faculties for Priests
            5.9.5.2 Faculties of Permanent Deacons Assigned to Parish or Other Ministerial Service
            5.9.5.3 Faculty of Priests to Dispense and Commute Private Non - Reserved Vows
            5.9.5.4 Faculty of Priests to Grant Apostolic Blessing with Plenary Indulgence
            5.9.5.5 Faculties for Visiting/Extern Clergy
            5.9.5.6 Power of Vicars Forane to Grant Matrimonial Permissions and Dispensations
            5.9.5.7 Power to Grant Permission or Faculty to Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
            5.9.5.8 Authorizations of Those Entrusted with Participation in the Pastoral Care of Parishes
        5.9.6 Lay Ecclesial Ministers
            5.9.6.1 Competency and Eligibility for Lay Ecclesial Ministry
            5.9.6.2 Commissioning for Lay Ecclesial Ministry
            5.9.6.4 Lay Ecclesial Ministers and Divine Worship
            5.9.6.5 Performance Evaluations and Annual Reporting for Lay Ecclesial Ministers

7.0 Status of Persons and Vindication of Rights

    7.1 Processes for Nullity and Dissolution of Marriage, Tribunal
    7.2 Protection of Rights of Accused Persons
        7.2.1 Rights and Obligations of Those Accused of Sexual Abuse of Minors
        7.2.2 Rights of Other Persons Accused of Other Misconduct
    7.3 Anonymous, Unsigned Letters
    7.4 Means of Resolving Disputes and Grievances
        7.4.1 Employee Disputes and Grievances in General
        7.4.2 Grievances in Schools and Catechetical Programs
    7.5 Civil Lawsuits and Settlements