New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law

Author: John P. Beal,James A. Coriden,Thomas Joseph Green
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809140664
Category: Religion
Page: 1952
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A complete and updated commentary on the Code of Canon Law prepared by the leading canonists of North America and Europe. Contains the full, newly translated text of the Code itself as well as detailed commentaries by thirty-six scholars commissioned by the Canon Law Society of America.

Historical Dictionary of Catholicism

Author: William J. Collinge
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879794
Category: Religion
Page: 640
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The Historical Dictionary of Catholicism, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries.

Contracts Between Ecclesiastical Entities According to Canon Law

Author: Joseph Clifford N. Ndi
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832547487
Category: Law
Page: 309
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Within ecclesiastical circles, both from the perspective of legal practice and ordinary relational matters between ecclesiastical entities, the theme of contract very scarcely occupies a place of prominence. It is a situation that is due on the one hand, and to a large extent, to the fact that the canonisation of civil law on contracts (c. 1290 CIC/1983) has had the consequence of transferring the preoccupation of the entities on this matter to the domain of civil law. Besides, and still connected to the above, is the tendency to attribute a merely pastoral relevance to their relationships, with little or no reference to the juridic aspects inherent in these relationships. It is a situation that is largely responsible for the crisis which do not uncommonly characterise some of these relationships as verified over the centuries; particularly in the relationship between dioceses and religious institutes. The issuance of various papal and conciliar exhortations before and after Vatican II, as well as the normative instructions and legal provisions contained in various juridic documents, most prominently cc. 271, 520, 681 and 790 of CIC/1983, has gone a long way to dissipate some of the tensions of the past. However, the true nature of how the contractual relationship between ecclesiastical entities, including the attendant issues of conceptual understanding, civil status of ecclesiastical entities, resolution of contractual disputes, etc., remains a matter of investigative interest for the canonist. This is, in a nutshell, the substance of this research work. The conclusions arrived at offer the reader an insight into the available untapped resources within the ecclesiastical legal system, as well as some considerable possibilities which remain to be explored to the benefit of the subjects of canon law.

Metanoia: Catholic eTract Number Three: Vocation: Common Priest by Baptism (Fifth Edition)

Author: Cecil Donald Leighton, Jr.
Publisher: Cecil Donald Leighton, Jr.
Category: Religion
Page: 71
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Metanoia: A Catholic eTract Series, Volume Number Three: Vocation: Common Priest by Baptism (Fifth Edition) is the author’s third publication in a series of Catholic etracts. In Vocation: Common Priest by Baptism, the author sets forth his personal experience in discerning whether Jesus, The Christ is calling him to the common priesthood in Christ via Baptism or the ministerial priesthood in Christ via Holy Orders. It is the true story of his 21st-Century discernment within the diocese of Los Angeles, including the natural (i.e., deductive logic) and supernatural (i.e., divine signs) factors that went into determining if, in his case, there was/is a vocation to the office of the ministerial priesthood, based the special graces he has received, including his being associated with that office by family, friends, and strangers 41 times over an 18-year period. He is publishing it to document and share his journey in hopes that other Catholic men formally in discernment may find it instructive. Finally, this etract is part of the author’s lay apostolate of Catholic-Christian witness to the reality, power, and transforming/saving Love of God, as well as the author’s response to and promotion of the Church’s “universal call to holiness” (Lumen Gentium) and the “new evangelization” (Novo Millenio Ineunte), in the electronically and globally connected virtual world of the Internet. This book is also available for purchase by Kindle device and app users in the Kindle Store on

An Introduction to Canon Law

Author: James A. Coriden
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809132317
Category: Canon law.
Page: 232
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"This new edition of An Introduction to Canon Law has been updated to reflect changes and adaptations in canon law, as well as to uncover new resources in the field. It offers an introductory orientation to all of canon law, it outlines and overviews the various specialized areas of the law, and it sketches the structure and function of the offices within the church and how they relate to one another. The book gives historical perspectives, and focuses on the rights and duties of Catholics in the church."--BOOK JACKET.

An Introduction to Canon Law Revised Edition

Author: James A. Coriden
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441103015
Category: Religion
Page: 258
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Catholic canon law changes very slowly, but it constantly adds rules, interpretations, and applications. Some canons are frequently invoked, and others rarely used, quietly pass from memory. In the dozen or so years since this introduction to canon law was first written, there have been many changes and adaptations. This is one reason for a revised edition, although many of the alterations are too subtle to be captured in an introductory treatment. A second reason is to include some of the many new resources, commentaries, and explanations which authorities in the field have made available. Since many have found the original book helpful in beginning their exploration of the church's regulations, a fact which gratifies its author greatly, it is worth improving. Hence many sections have been clarified, expanded, and updated, and some others deleted. In a few places the material is reordered. Seven new case studies have been added. These improvements are a third reason for revision. Context of recent scandal has revealed inadequate applications of canon law. Serious canonical crimes were often treated as personnel problems, calling for repentance, therapy, and reassignment, rather than the investigation and imposition of penalties which the canons prescribe. Would a more careful observance of the traditional canonical system have saved many young people from serious harm and the church from an immense disgrace? The question provides one more incentive to begin to learn about canon law.

Sanatio in radice

Historie eines Rechtsinstituts und seine Beziehung zum sakramentalen Eheverständnis der katholischen Kirche
Author: Peter Fabritz
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631604151
Category: History
Page: 336
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Kann man eine ungultige Ehe gultig machen? Ist Gultigkeit uberhaupt ein Kriterium fur die Ehe? Was sind die Voraussetzungen, um eine Ehe als gultig oder ungultig zu bezeichnen? Besitzt die Kirche eine rechtliche "Gewalt" uber die Ehe, die es ihr erlaubt, eine Ehe als gultig oder ungultig zu klassifizieren? Die Ehe kommt zustande durch den Willen zur Ehe, den beiderseitigen Konsens der Partner. Keine Macht der Welt kann ihn auflosen. Der Konsens kann aber existent sein und dennoch ungultig, weil zum Zeitpunkt der Konsensabgabe ein Hindernis vorlag. Hier hat sich im 14. Jahrhundert ein Rechtsinstitut entwickelt, mit dem die Papste ungultige Ehen Kraft apostolischer Autoritat ruckwirkend fur gultig erklart haben: Die "sanatio in radice" - die Heilung in der Wurzel. Die Arbeit versucht ausgehend vom romischen Recht uber die Anfange kirchlicher Ehedispens bis hin zur Gegenwart eine rechtshistorische Gesamtdarstellung der "sanatio in radice" vorzulegen."

The Catholic dimensions of legal study

the Catholic University Law School annotated bibliography
Author: Patrick J. Petit,Benjamin Almoite,Columbus School of Law,Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 166
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Religious Actors and International Law

Author: Ioana Cismas
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019102189X
Category: Law
Page: 440
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This book assesses whether a new category of religious actors has been constructed within international law. Religious actors, through their interpretations of the religion(s) they are associated with, uphold and promote, or indeed may transform, potentially oppressive structures or discriminatory patterns. This study moves beyond the concern that religious texts and practices may be incompatible with international law, to provide an innovative analysis of how religious actors themselves are accountable under international law for the interpretations they choose to put forward. The book defines religious actors as comprising religious states, international organizations, and non-state entities that assume the role of interpreting religion and so claim a 'special' legitimacy anchored in tradition or charisma. Cutting across the state / non-state divide, this definition allows the full remit of religious bodies to be investigated. It analyses the crucial question of whether religious actors do in fact operate under different international legal norms to non-religious states, international organizations, or companies. To that end, the Holy See-Vatican, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and churches and religious organizations under the European Convention on Human Rights regime are examined in detail as case studies. The study ultimately establishes that religious actors cannot be seen to form an autonomous legal category under international law: they do not enjoy special or exclusive rights, nor incur lesser obligations, when compared to their respective non-religious peers. Going forward, it concludes that a process of two-sided legitimation may be at stake: religious actors will need to provide evidence for the legality of their religious interpretations to strengthen their legitimacy, and international law itself may benefit from religious actors fostering its legitimacy in different cultural contexts.

The Catholic Library World

Author: John M. O'Loughlin,Francis Emmett Fitzgerald
Publisher: N.A
Category: Catholic libraries
Page: N.A
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Canon 1096 on Ignorance with Application to Tribunal and Pastoral Practice

Author: Girard M. Sherba
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781581121346
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 188
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Before Vatican II, marriage was often considered, or at least popularly expressed, as a union of bodies; that is to say, marriage was an exclusive contract by which a man and a woman mutually handed over their bodies for the purpose of acts which led to the procreation of children. Matrimonial jurisprudence was primarily focused on this marital contract. With the advent of Vatican II and its emphasis on the personalist notion of marriage, a new age dawned whereby canonists, especially auditors of the Roman Rota, were henceforth to view marriage as a union of persons. "Person" is more than a "body"; rather, a person is an individual consisting of wants, needs, desires, impulses, hopes and dreams, whose life experience has been shaped by the milieu "cultural, familial, religious" from which he or she comes. "Union" is not only simply understood as a "contract", but also is now once again recognized as a "covenant", a concept which, at least in the Latin Church, was prevalent until the 12th century.

The Oxford Companion to Law

Author: David M. Walker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
Category: Law
Page: 1366
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Legal terms are defined, concepts and principles explained, and notable judges and jurists portrayed from the origins of the Western legal tradition in ancient Greece and Rome to the present

A Passion for Justice

An Introductory Guide to the Code of Canon Law
Author: G. J. Woodall
Publisher: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 594
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For many the law of the Church, canon law, has little meaning; it appears remote both from the Gospel and from the life of most people in the Church. Yet, it can impinge on them at times if a parish priest urges that a baptism be deferred, where a dispensation is needed for marriage or where there is a query about nullity of marriage. Recently, the scandals over clerical sexual abuse of children have drawn wider attention to the need for law also in the Church. At a time when it is popular to assert 'rights' of all sorts ― an identification of authentic rights and of corresponding duties in the Church, as well as mechanisms to ensure that these are respected in practice in a systematic way ― justice and law in the Church cannot be neglected. This book seeks to root the Church's law in the values of the Gospel, in particular in the justice which should guide the lives of those called to follow Christ and in the baptism by which they are incorporated into him and into his Church. The 'canon' or measure of how we should treat one another as members of the People of God and participate in our common mission in the service of that Gospel, according to our particular vocations and functions, is the focus of canon law. No law can replace the Gospel or the Holy Spirit, but canon law is an instrument of justice in the service of the Church and of its mission. The revision of canon law, which led to the Code of Canon Law of 1983 for the Latin Church, sought expressly to reflect the key teachings of the Second Vatican Council. That Code, beyond the general norms for understanding and applying its laws as a whole, centres upon the People of God in our common, diverse and complementary forms of living the Gospel, upon the Church's broad teaching function, and upon its sanctifying function, especially through the sacraments. It attends also to the temporal goods of the Church, for which there are responsibilities of stewardship, to penal law and sanctions and to procedural law ― the latter designed to ensure that practical implementation of the Church's law which is essential if its affirmations concerning justice and mission are not to remain vacuous. This book attempts to provide a theological and juridical introduction and explanation of these various aspects of the Church's life. The schematic presentation of 'key canons' is designed to enable the reader to understand the principal elements of a specific section and to see how those canons can be broken down so that their inter-related parts may be read, analysed and applied. The Code of Canon Law, then, can be seen as a valuable instrument in fulfilling the Church's mission for those with a passion for justice, rooted in the Gospel of Christ.

The Collective and the Individual in Russia

A Study of Practices
Author: Oleg Kharkhordin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520921801
Category: History
Page: 418
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Oleg Kharkhordin has constructed a compelling, subtle, and complex genealogy of the Soviet individual that is as much about Michel Foucault as it is about Russia. Examining the period from the Russian Revolution to the fall of Gorbachev, Kharkhordin demonstrates that Party rituals—which forced each Communist to reflect intensely and repeatedly on his or her "self," an entirely novel experience for many of them—had their antecedents in the Orthodox Christian practices of doing penance in the public gaze. Individualization in Soviet Russia occurred through the intensification of these public penitential practices rather than the private confessional practices that are characteristic of Western Christianity. He also finds that objectification of the individual in Russia relied on practices of mutual surveillance among peers, rather than on the hierarchical surveillance of subordinates by superiors that characterized the West. The implications of this book expand well beyond its brilliant analysis of the connection between Bolshevism and Eastern Orthodoxy to shed light on many questions about the nature of Russian society and culture.