Final Examination 100 %
This course aims to introduce students to the:
- Theological foundations of law in the Church.
- Fundamental concepts, principles and definitions of canon law.
- Principles for interpreting canon law.
- Unique nature of rights in the Church.
- Various processes for vindicating and defending rights in the Church.
- — A greater appreciation of the historical evolution and theological foundations of the law of the Church and the distinctive character of canon law vis-à-vis civil law.
- — Acquired the academic skills to interpret and apply the laws of the Church in a correct and pastoral manner.
- — An understanding of how rights are exercised in the Church as communion.
- — A familiarity with ecclesial administrative, judicial and penal processes.
- — The Code of Canon Law (1983)
- — The New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law (New York 2000)
- — The Canon Law: Letter and Spirit (London 1995)
- — J. Coughlan, Law, Person and Community (Oxford Press 2012)
- — C.J. Errázuriz, Justice in the Church: A Fundamental Theory of Canon Law (Montréal 2009)
- — J.T. Martín de Agar, A Handbook on Canon Law (Montréal 2007)
- — B. Ferme, Introduction to the Sources of Canon Law (Montréal 2007)
- — J. Coriden, Introduction to Canon Law (New York 2004)