Canon Law

1917 PIO-BENEDICTINE CODE OF CANON LAW

$49.95

Dr. Edward N. Peters Available for the first time in a comprehensive English translation, this thoroughly annotated but easy-to-use presentation of the classic 1917 Code of Canon Law by canon and civil lawyer Dr. Edward Peters is destined to become the standard reference work on this milestone of Church law. More than just of historical interest, the 1917 Code is an indispensable tool for understanding the current 1983 Code under which the Roman Catholic Church governs itself. Dr. Peters' faithful translation of the original Latin text of 1917, along with his detailed references to such key canonical works as Canon Law Digest and hundreds of English language doctoral dissertations on canon law produced at the world's great Catholic universities, now allows researchers to access directly this great fountain of ecclesiastical legal science. No student of canon law, and indeed, no one with a need to understand modern Church administration, can afford to be without this important volume.

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9780898708318
Publication Date: 
2001-08-31
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BATTLE FOR RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES CATHOLIC CHURCH

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$19.95

Recounts the work of several controversialists in nineteenth century United States in defending the rights of priests and pushing towards reform for all Catholics in church governance, including more voice in Episcopal appointments and greater accountability to the laity in parish and diocesan finances.

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9780809144938
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2007-10-31
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CAN LAW EXPLAINED: A HANDBOOK FOR LAYMEN

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Not only inefficiency, but frustration, disorder, anger, and injustice threaten all human endeavors, no matter how pure their motives or high their ideals. That's why successful organizations always create employee handbooks and clear procedure manuals that delineate where authority lies, how conflicts are to be resolved, and, above all, how each organization's mission is (and is not) to be accomplished.

Is it any wonder then that the Catholic Church—comprised not of 200 persons but 1.2 billion members in 200 countries—also governs itself by means of a handbook, which it calls the Code of Canon Law?

Because handbooks and manuals concern themselves with the day-to-day inner working of organizations, they often reveal more than do news releases about the actual purposes and genuine spirit of organizations: a fact that's particularly true in the case of the Catholic Church.

Indeed, if you want to know the Church for who She is, you need to be familiar with the Code of Canon Law. Unfortunately, it contains over 1,752 rules (or canons). Among them, you'll find fascinating canons that lay out the Church's official principles and procedures governing matters as various as abbots and annulments, scandals and Sacraments, monks and missions, bishops and books, priests and popes, synods and sacraments, homeschoolers, hostile witnesses, baptisms, burials, parishes, penance, confessions, Councils, impotence, imprimaturs, and, even marriages to the person who murdered your spouse!

Thankfully, Vatican expert and veteran author Fr. Laurence Spiteri has in the pages of Canon Law Explained relieved you of the need to read all 1,752 of them (fascinating or not). Here he acquaints you with the fundamental canons by which the Church seeks to bring about, as it declares in the very last canon, the purpose all of them serve: "The salvation of souls, which must always be the supreme law in the Church."

Fr. Spiteri's brief, but lucid explanations of the origins and meaning of the canons make sense of much that puzzles non-Catholics about our Church and that sometimes frustrates even us Catholics. As he relates the Church's laws and procedures directly to Christ's command "to go forth and teach all nations"—and to the role those laws and procedures play in your salvation and mine—Fr. Spiteri transforms what seem to be dry-as-dust rules into the sweet waters of salvation.

If you want to know the Church for who She is—and to love Her more—Canon Law Explained is the book for you.

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9781622821785

CANON LAW AS MINISTRY

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$14.95

Esteemed canon lawyer, educator and writer James Coriden brings his more than forty years' experience to his new book that offers a bold and refreshing vision of the role of law within the Catholic Church-not as an instrument of control but as a guide and guarantee of freedom for individual believers.

Coriden argues that church law is primarily a ministry within the church, a ministry that ought to serve freedom first and good order second. He views "church" as a local community situated within specific cultural, economic and political circumstances. And a law that serves global order while ignoring the needs of the local church runs the risk of trampling on freedom and undermining the peace of the church.

This informed and passionate argument for canon law as a ministry rather than as an instrument of control in today's church will be food for thought for:
-- canon lawyers and those who shape church law
-- all persons, inside and outside the church who are concerned about the role of law and institutional reform
-- interested persons in the pew

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9780809139781
Publication Date: 
2000-10-31
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CANON LAW OF MARRIAGE AND THE

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This work has three parts: the first deals with the substantive law on marriage; the second deals with procedures, such as nullity procedures and procedures for the dissolution of marriage; the final part deals with issues of family. The author is the bishop of Dromore.

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9781851823567
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1997-06-18
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CANON LAW OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

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$39.95

This highly useful book provides quick reference and accessibility to the current canon law of both churches. The entry for every canonical term presents its definition and the law relating to it in each canon. There are cross-references throughout to help the reader make further significant connections. Also included are terms not easily translated across the two canons, and some common terms from the Eastern Catholic Church. The appendices contain changes to the Universal law of the Roman Catholic Church which are outside the 1983 Code of Canon law. At a time when Christians are increasingly working side by side, this is an essential resource for pastoral workers, scholars and clergy in all the churches.

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9780567087171
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2000-10-31
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CANONICAL DELICTS INVOLVING SEXUAL MISCO

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9781555860301
Publication Date: 
1994-12-31

CANONICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF PAPAL & CURIAL

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CANONPAPEL

CATECHUMENATE AND THE LAW

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$16.95

Everyone who works with Christian initiation will encounter a predicament that only a knowledge of canon law can resolve. This helpful book reviews the various aspects of Christian initiation that are affected by the Church's many sources of canon law, including the canons, the rite itself, and various documents from Vatican II, and from the Bishops of the United States. Reading lists, legal texts, and an index are included.John M. Huels is a priest of the Servite order. A specialist in liturgical law, he has written many articles and books, including Liturgical Law: An Introduction (Washington, D.C.: The Pastoral Press, 1987), The Pastoral Companion: A Canon Law Handbook for Catholic Ministry (Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1986) and Disputed Questions in the Liturgy Today (Liturgy Training Publications, 1988).

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9781568540825

CHURCH PROPERTY

$29.95

A thorough and authoritative treatment of this subject.

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9780818912979
Publication Date: 
2009-05-31

CODE IN THE HANDS OF THE LAITY

$12.95

Quick readable summary of the Code of Canon Law for the lay person.

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9780818907630
Publication Date: 
1997-09-30

CODE OF CANON LAW LATIN/ENGLISH

$30.00

Ships from multiple locations.

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9780943616797
Publication Date: 
2003-02-02

CONCISE GUIDE TO CANON LAW

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$13.95

This handy reference provides a compact overview of the most important canonical issues facing pastoral ministers today. Arranged by topic, this resource offers a thorough summary of church law along with helpful sections of frequently asked questions at the end of the chapters.

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9780877939344
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2000-03-31
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INTRODUCTION TO CANON LAW

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$21.95

Canon law is the name given to the rules that govern church order and discipline of the Roman Catholic Church. This valuable book, which has been updated to reflect changes and adaptations in canon law and new resources in the field, offers an introductory orientation of all of canon law. A superb teaching and learning tool, it provides outlines and overviews of relatively complex areas of canon law, sketches the basic structure and design of the various offices and functions within the church and how they relate to each other, and gives an orientation to the more important areas of canon law, as well as a background and context within which more detailed rules can be understood. Two appendices offer guidance for doing canonical research and case studies for further discussion.

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9780809142569
Publication Date: 
2004-06-30
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NEW COMMENTARY ON THE CODE OF CANON LAW

$79.95

An entirely new and comprehensive commentary by canon lawyers from North America and Europe, with a revised English translation of the Code. Reflects the enormous developments in canon law since the publication of the original commentary. Now in paperback.

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9780809140664
Publication Date: 
2001-12-31
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NEW COMMENTARY ON THE CODE OF CANON LAW

$94.95

An entirely new and comprehensive commentary by canon lawyers from North America and Europe, with a revised English translation of the Code. Reflects the enormous developments in canon law since the publication of the original commentary.

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9780809105021
Publication Date: 
2000-06-02
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PROFESSION OF FAITH & OATH OF FIDELITY

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9780814657980
Publication Date: 
1990-10-31

RECEIVING THE COUNCIL: THEOLOGICAL AND CANONICAL INSIGHTS AND DEBATES

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Vatican II was a seminal council, both an end and a beginning. It left behind intuitive perceptions in need of precise articulation and pointed to theological values in need of structural support. Bearing in mind that Vatican II was the conclusion of one era and the opening of another, Ladislas Orsy insists that the task of the church is to continue 'with both creative insights and critical debates. Creative insights, though never the final answer, are the indispensable stages of development that emerge as we undertake the holy exercise of trying to imagine the best possible state of the church. Creative insights demand that we think anew our perceptions of some challenging aspects of reform: the people of God, unity of Christians, communion, development, freedom, role of the laity. Creative insights emerge within the crucible of the debating community 'the sensus fidei at work to discern the true from the false with regard to such challenging things as infallibility and indefectibility of the church, synodality, collegiality, ecumenism.

"Receiving the Council" is a gift from a highly renowned and deeply respected canon lawyer and theologian who was an eye witness to Vatican II. It is filled with well-articulated questions and intelligent insights as well as prudent proposals for good structures in the house of God" that is the church.

"Ladislas Orsy, SJ, is a professor of law at Georgetown University, where he teaches Roman Law, History of Philosophy of Law, and Canon Law. During the council he was professor of canon law at the Gregorian University in Rome, then taught theology at Fordham University and canon law at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of "Theology and Canon Law" as well as eight other books and more than 200 articles. The main intent of his writings is to keep the spirit of the council alive.""

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9780814653777
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2009-10-31
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SURPRISED BY CANON LAW

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From time to time, all Catholics have them: nagging questions about church life, often prompted by some personal encounter or challenging situation:
Is a layperson allowed to preach a homily? Is a pastor required to report to someone regarding parish finances, or is he on his own? It seems like the parish council is running your parish. Does it have the authority to do so? Must a child be baptized in a church, or may the baptism take place at home? "Surprised by Canon Law" tackles these and many other questions, all of which have been formally addressed by the Roman Catholic Church s Code of Canon Law. The Codethe internal legal system that governs the church s day-to-day workingsdeals with far-flung concerns of interest to the person-in-the-pew. This practical guide to the Code provides answers to a range of questions, from Can the pope resign? to the more sensitive query Do you have the right to tell your bishop what the diocese needs?
In straightforward language the authors discuss the nuts-and-bolts of church life, making canon law accessible to the everyday Catholic. A Servant Book."

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9780867166088
Publication Date: 
2004-08-31
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SURPRISED BY CANON LAW VOLUME 2: MORE QUESTIONS CATHOLIC ASK ABOUT CANON LAW

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$12.99

Canon law could it possibly have any relevance to your life? More than you might think. This legal system that governs the day-to-day workings of the Roman Catholic Church deals with matters that touch the life of every Catholic.

The authors follow up their successful first book Surprised by Canon Law: 150 Questions Catholics Ask About Canon Law with answers to even more questions. Topics include:
Can someone be denied a church funeral?
Under what circumstance might a priest be removed from his role?
How do parishes merge and what happens to their property?
What is excommunication? How is it applied?
What is the procedure for the election of a pope?
What is the process for declaring someone a saint?


Surprised by Canon Law, Volume 2 is a clear and lively guide to laws that undergird the life of the Church.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780867167498
Publication Date: 
2007-10-01
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