An Introduction to Canon Law (Google eBook)

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Paulist Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Canon law. - 232 pages
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"This new edition of An Introduction to Canon Law has been updated to reflect changes and adaptations in canon law, as well as to uncover new resources in the field. It offers an introductory orientation to all of canon law, it outlines and overviews the various specialized areas of the law, and it sketches the structure and function of the offices within the church and how they relate to one another. The book gives historical perspectives, and focuses on the rights and duties of Catholics in the church."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Contents

Rules in a Church Community
3
Scope
4
Purpose and Functions
5
New Testament Roots of the Rules
7
The History of Canon Law
9
A The PostApostolic and Early Church
10
B The Church of the Empire
12
C The Church and Feudalism
14
Consultative Bodies
83
Offices of the Diocesan Curia
85
Parishes and Pastors
88
Pastors
89
Vacant or Impeded Parishes
91
Chaplains
92
Consecrated and Apostolic Life
93
Religious Communities
94

D The Classical Period of Canon Law
16
E Decline and Reform
19
F The Church in the Modern World
24
G The Codification of Canon Law
26
Reform Movements and Canon Law
27
Bibliography on the History of Canon Law
28
Canonical Sources Forms and Distinctions
30
The Code of Canon Law
35
Promulgation of the Revised Code
37
Organization of the Code
38
Status of the Code
40
A CANONICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH
43
The Church
45
All the Christian Faithful
46
Hierarchical Structures of the Church
47
The Mission of the Church
48
The Functions of the Church
49
The Ruling Function of the Church
50
Critique of the Fundamental Law Draft
51
Book Two of the Code
53
The Christian Faithful
55
The Bill of Rights and Obligations
56
Lay Rights and Duties
58
Associations of the Faithful Cc 298329
59
Sacred Ministers Cc 232293
60
Formation of Clerics Cc 232264
61
Incardination and Transfer of Clerics Cc 265272
62
Loss of the Clerical State Cc 290293
64
Hierarchical Structures
65
Roman Pontiff
66
College of Bishops
68
Synod of Bishops
69
College of Cardinals
70
The Roman Curia
71
Legates of the Roman Pontiff
72
Dioceses
73
Bishops
74
Diocesan Bishops
76
Auxiliary Bishops
78
Impeded or Vacant Sees
79
Groupings of Dioceses and Bishops
80
Provincial and Plenary Councils
81
Conferences of Bishops
82
Structures and Governance
95
Obligations and Rights
98
Conferences of Major Superiors
99
Book Three of the Code
101
Introduction
103
Ministry of the Divine Word
105
Catechetical Instruction
106
Missionary Action
107
Catholic Education
108
Publication of Books
110
Profession of Faith
111
Book Four of the Code
113
Sacraments
116
Baptism
118
Confirmation
119
Eucharist
121
Penance
125
Anointing of the Sick
128
Orders
129
Marriage
132
Other Acts of Divine Worship
141
Sacred Places and Times
143
Book One of the Code
147
Persons
149
Offices
153
Power of Governance
155
Instruments and Acts of Governance
158
Book Five of the Code
163
Book Six of the Code
171
Book Seven of the Code
181
APPLYING THE RULES
189
About the Rules
191
About the Community
193
About the Person
194
DOING RESEARCH IN CANON LAW
197
Find the Rule
199
Check for Changes
200
Go to the Sources
201
Review the Literature
204
CASES AND QUESTIONS
205
Index
219
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About the author (1991)

Coriden, who holds an S.T.L. and J.C.D. from the Gregorian University in Rome, and a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, is Professor of Canon Law and Dean Emeritus of the Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC. A priest ordianed for the Diocese of Gary.

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