At the end of this course, students will have acquired a basic knowledge and grasp of the canonical notions of the Christian Faithful in the Church, the basic hierarchical organization within the Church, those who govern the Church, the Particular Churches and their groupings, Parishes, Parish priests, the Chaplaincies, etc. and the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. This objective will be fulfilled by the following learning activities: Attendance to all lessons with the Canon Law Book (CIC 1983) always in hand Following of Power Point presentations on the Church Laws presented by the Professor with the active partici pation of the students. A personal reading of the discussed Norms of CIC 1983 after lessons. Case solving applying the norms learned as homework.
Part I – the Christian Faithful 1. Introductory Canons 2. Obligations and Rights of All Faithful 3. Obligations and Rights of the Lay Faithful 4. Sacred Ministers or Clerics 5. Formation of Clerics 6. Enrolment of Clerics or Incardination 7. Obligations and Rights of Clerics 8. Loss of Clerical State 9. Common Norms 10. Public Association of the Faithful 11. Special Norms for the associations of the Lay F. 12. Personal Prelatures 13. Associations of Faithful. Part II – the Supreme Authority of the Church. 1. The Supreme Authority of the Church 2. Particular Churches 3. Internal Structures of Particular Churches. Part III – the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life 1. Common Norms 2. The Religious 3. The Secular Institutes 4. The Societies of Apostolic Life 5. Departures - A Summary of Processes
The Code of Canon Law 1983. BEAL J.-CORIDEN J.-GREEN T. (eds.), New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law (New York, Paulist Press 2000); CAPARROS E.-AUBÉ H. (eds.), Code of Canon Law: Annotated. (2nd rev. upd. ed. Woodridge, Midwest Theological Forum 2004); CORIDEN J.A., An Introduction to Canon Law (Rev. ed. New Jersey, Paulist Press, 2004); MARZOA A.J.-MIRAS-RODRIGUEZ-OCANA R. (eds.), Exegetical Commentary on the Code of Canon Law, 8 vols (Woodridge, Midwest Theological Forum 2004); MARTIN DE AGAR J.T., A Handbook on Canon Law (Woodridge, Midwest Theological Forum 1999); D’OTILIO F. Prontuario del Codice di DirittoCanonico (Città del Vaticano, LEV 1995); THERIAULT M.-THORN J. (eds.), Le Nouveau Code de DroitCanonique – The New Code of Canon Law: Proceedings of the 5th International Congress of Canon Law (Ottawa, 1984).