Category talk:Commentarii Pontificum (Nova Roma)
Decreta & Responsa : Commentary
- Is this intended to be a technical distinction and, if so, what do the pontifices intend the terms to mean?
- Simply, [decreta] carry specific legal implications, per the lex constitutiva. [A responsum] however, does not carry any specific legal implications, and is simply a statement by the College on a given topic (i.e., a response).
- As things go on, however, I think we will be seeing more responsa and less decreta, though only time can tell.