Hi, I was just wondering if anyone had insight into this question. I have seen numerous times people quoting Canon 6 which states:
Can. 6 §1. When this Code takes force, the following are abrogated:
1/ the Code of Canon Law promulgated in 1917;
Now the dilemma I see here is in canon 21 which states:
Can. 21 In a case of doubt, the revocation of a pre-existing law is not presumed, but later laws must be related to the earlier ones and, insofar as possible, must be harmonized with them.
Now one dilemma is in the 1917 code stating that priests and religious may not be sponsors for children receiving baptism unless they have permission from their superiors, but seeing as the current code of canon law does not mention this at all, are we to assume that this particular law is still in effect according to can 21?