School of Canon Law

Diritto Canonico

The School of Canon Law strives to prepare canonists with a deep theoretical and practical knowledge of Church law, which helps them develop legal skills with pastoral sensibility, while meeting the practical demands of legal praxis among God's people.

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Teaching follows a systematic method. It attempts to integrate the many juridical institutions emerging from the study of the Church’s Law within the diverse branches of canonical science. All this, in conformity with the Church’s vision of herself as expressed in the Second Vatican Council.

The program’s realist perspective helps the student to appreciate the dimension of justice that belongs to the salvific goods of the Church even prior to their reception in positive law.  This metaphysical realism offers a much richer viewpoint than the old positivistic outlook, which still influences some currents of canonical thought.  Students learn to seek justice while exercising legal prudence in fidelity to sound ecclesiastical tradition.
The program integrates theoretical study with courses on legal praxis.

The School has a large number of permanent professors as well as many prestigious visiting professors from the Roman Curia and from all over the world.

The School’s research and teaching are enriched by the staff’s experience in various dicasteries of the Holy See and in the Tribunals of the Vicariate of Rome. Close links to and regular academic collaboration with colleagues from other universities of Rome and of other countries also enrich the School, along with the theological research and collaboration of the School of Theology.

 

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On Monday, November 18, 2019, the CASE Group, active in the School of Canon Law, organized the 8th Day of Study on Canonical Patrimonial Law, dedicated this year to the theme The "stable patrimony": guarantee or resource?

8ª Giornata di studio sul Diritto Patrimoniale Canonico>

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Facoltà di Diritto Canonico

La responsabilità giuridica degli enti ecclesiastici

Roma, 23-24 marzo 2020

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The new issue of Notizie dalla Santa Croce, the free internal bulletin published by the University Communication Office, is being distributed these days.

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On Monday, October 7, 2019, the Inauguration Ceremony opening the 2019/2020 Academic Year took place.

The traditional votive Mass of the Holy Spirit was held in Sant'Apollinare Basilica (9.30 a.m.), presided by the Grand Chancellor of the University, Mons. Fernando Ocáriz, and con-celebrated by clergy from the different schools.

In Aula Magna 'Giovanni Paolo II', the Solemn Academic Act took place (11 a.m.). Prof. Alberto Gil, from the School of Church Communications, gave the inaugural speech on the theme Rhetoric and University: two inseparable sisters.

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