What is Canon Law? How does it differ from other kinds of laws and what does it mean for the ordinary Catholic? Here are a couple interesting facts about Canon Law: -It is the oldest continually functioning legal system in Western Europe, beginning in the early Church. -The Code was not collected into one complete place and updated until 1917. This Code of Canon was referred to as the Pio-Benedictine. -After Vatican II, the Code was updated again in 1983 In this category you can get a copy of both the current Code or the Pio-Benedictine. We also carry a large array of scholarly books and commentaries on Canon Law.