The Pope is the boss:
The bishop of the Roman Church, in whom continues the office given by the Lord uniquely to Peter, the first of the Apostles, and to be transmitted to his successors, is the head of the college of bishops, the Vicar of Christ, and the pastor of the universal Church on earth. By virtue of his office he possesses supreme, full, immediate, and universal ordinary power in the Church, which he is always able to exercise freely. [Code of Canon Law, #331]
I’m interested in the phrase,
full, immediate, and universal ordinary power in the Church
The construction of this sentence (in English) suggests that the adjective “ordinary” modifies “power,” and the adjectives “full, immediate, and universal” modify the phrase "ordinary power.
The word “ordinary” means something very specific in Church parlance, and is distinguished from the word “extraordinary” (ie, not ordinary). Most Sacraments have “ordinary” and “extraordinary” components. For example, the *ordinary *minister of Baptism is a priest or Bishop (deacons are delegated), but an *extraordinary *minister can be anybody.
The use of the term “ordinary” in this Canon leads me to believe that the Church recognizes an “extraordinary” power. If this were not the case, there would be no need to include this adjective. I have found that Canon Law does not typically include legal terms that are irrelevant or redundant.
What would be an example of an “extraordinary” authority that a Pope might not possess per Canon 331? And who would possess this authority?