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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In evidenza

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?

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On Friday, May 10, 2019 there was the ceremony for the grade of Emeritus to prof. José Tomás Martin de Agar, of the School of Canon Law.

Prof. José M. Vázquez García-Peñuela, from the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, helds the conference Laicity in the Ecclesiastical Law of the XXI Century.

Cerimonia per l'Emeritato del prof. José Tomás Martín de Agar, della Facoltà di Diritto Canonico

In view of the Beatification - on May 18, 2019 - of the Venerable Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri, the first faithful lay person of Opus Dei to be raised to the altars, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 (4:00 pm, Aula Magna "John Paul II") the University hosted a reflection on lay holiness.

In the presence of the Prelate of Opus Dei and Grand Chancellor of the University, Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, in addition to the Spanish Venerable, the figures of Chiara Luce Badano, Carlo Acutis, Enrique Shaw, Chiara Corbella, Marta Obregón and Angelica Tiraboschi was investigated.

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A group of University students, with the collaboration of the Alumni Association, is carrying out a volunteer activity in favor of the elderly, giving a few hours of their time to those who often find themselves in solitude.

The next appointment is for Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 10 am, at the Casa di Riposo Santa Francesca Romana in Rome (Vicolo di Santa Maria in Cappella).

Those interested in participating can send an email volontariato.santacroce [at] pusc.it (to this address).

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