To acquire a comprehensive knowledge of practical juridical norms that governs various bodies of the people of God in the Church.
1. General introduction: history and structure of CIC/83, Book II. 2. The Christian faithful: obligations and rights of all faithful; obligations and rights of the lay faithful; sacred ministers or clerics; formation of clerics; enrolment of clerics or incardination; obligations and rights of clerics; loss of clerical state; personal prelatures; associations of Christian faithful; public association of the faithful; common norms; public and private associations; special norms for lay associations. 3. The hierarchical constitution of the church: supreme authority of the Church: Roman Pontiff and College of Bishops, Synod of Bishops, Cardinals, Roman Curia, Papal Legates; Particular Churches, their structure, groupings and internal ordering. 4. The Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life: common norms; the religious; the secular institutes; the societies of apostolic life; departures – a summary of processes. Learning Outcomes: Students will acquire basic knowledge of the canonical laws of CIC and CCEO governing: the Christian Faithful in the Church, the hierarchical structure and organization within the Church, the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. - This objective will be fulfilled by: attendance and active participation in the class; personal reading of the canons of CIC and CCEO and related documents; personal reading especially of the indicated bibliography; related class activities and case studies will be indicated from time to time.
Code of Canon Law. Latin-English Edition. New English Translation (Washington-DC, Canon Law Society of America 2012); Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches. Latin-English Edition. New English Translation (Washington-DC, Canon Law Society of America 2001). ABBASS JOBE, The Consecrated Life: A Comparative Commentary of the Eastern and Latin Codes (Ottawa, Saint Paul University 2008); AYUBAN ELIAS, Canonical Issues Related to Religious Life: 200 Practical Questions and Answers (Quezon City, Claretian 2008); BEAL JOHN P.-CORIDEN JAMES A.-GREEN THOMAS J. (ed.), New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law (Mahwah, Paulist Press 2000); CAPARROS ERNEST-THERIAULT MICHEL-THORN JEAN-AUBE HELENE (ed.) Code of Canon Law: Annotated (Montréal and Woodrige, Wilson & Lafleur Ltée and Midwest Theological Forum 22004); CORIDEN JAMES A., An Introduction to Canon Law (London, Burns & Oats 2004); GHIRLANDA GIANFRANCO, Il diritto nella Chiesa mistero di comunione. Compendio di diritto ecclesiale (Roma:PUG 42014); MARTÍN DE AGAR JOSEPH T., A Handbook on Canon Law (Montreal, Wilson & Lafleur Ltée 22007); MARZOA ANGEL-MIRAS JORGE-RODRIGUEZ-OCANA RAFAEL (ed.), Exegetical Commentary on the Code ofCanon Law, 8 Vols. (Woodridge, Midwest Theological Forum 2004).