MM500 CANON LAW (MAM core)

Prof. Julianne Shanklin Profile

Tuesdays 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


Church and the World

Canon law is the system of rules that govern Church order and discipline. This course will present an overview of the nature, history, and function of Church law, and will introduce students to the norms of the 1983 Code of Canon Law — primarily Book I (general norms), Book II (The People of God: Christian faithful, Church hierarchy, consecrated life ), Book III (the teaching office), Book IV (sacraments), and Book V (temporal goods). The objective of the course is to introduce basic structures and functions of the Church as addressed by the Code, and to familiarize students with those canonical norms helpful to their effective ministry in the Church.

New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law, Eds. John P. Beal et al. (New York/Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2000)