Content

This unit provides further examination of the 1983 Code of Canon Law with emphasis on selected topics relevant to an understanding of the role of law in the life of the Church. Topics to be covered include: the Supreme Authority of the Catholic Church; Particular Churches and their Groupings; the Internal Ordering of Particular Churches; Governance; Orders; Sacred Ministers or Clerics; the Teaching Office of the Church; and Temporal Goods. Sanctions in the Church and processes will be covered as required.

Unit code: DC9012Y

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit discipline: Canon Law

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning outcomes

1.

Apply the principles of interpretation of Canon Law to concrete situations

2.

Articulate the principles of law relating to the hierarchical structure and general governance of the Catholic Church

3.

Discuss the laws of the Church relating to the Sacrament of Orders

4.

Analyse the relevance of the Teaching Office of the Church in everyday situations

5.

Demonstrate understanding of the major aspects of the laws relating to governance, Particular Churches, the Teaching Office of the Church and Temporal Goods

Unit sequence

Canon Law A DC9011Y

Pedagogy

Input from lecturer; class participation through tutorial presentations; discussions; revision questions

Indicative Bibliography

  • Beal, J.P. et al. New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2000.
  • Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland. The Code of Canon Law in English Translation. New revised edition. London: Collins, 1997.
  • Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland. The Canon Law: Letter and Spirit. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1995.
  • Caparros, E, & H. Aubé, eds. Code of Canon Law Annotated. Second Edition. Montréal: Wilson & Lafleur, 2004.
  • Coriden, J.A. An Introduction to Canon Law. Revised ed. London: Burns & Oates, 2004.
  • Flannery, Austin, ed. Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post-Conciliar Documents. Northport, NY: Costello Publishing Company, 1998.
  • Flannery, Austin, ed. Vatican Council II: More Conciliar and Post-Conciliar Documents. Northport, NY: Costello Publishing Company, 1998.
  • Huels, J. The Pastoral Companion: a Canon Law Handbook for Catholic Ministry. Quincy, IL: Franciscan Press, 2009.
  • Peters, Edward N. The 1917 or Pio-Benedictine Code of Canon Law: in English Translation with Extensive Scholarly Apparatus. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2001.
  • Studia Canonica. Ottawa: Saint Paul University.
  • *The Jurist. Washington, DC: CLSA.

Assessment

Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Tutorial presentation 1000 words

1000 20.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Tutorial presentation 1000 words

1000 20.0
Essay

Major Essay 5000 words

5000 60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:50 +1000