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

The XXIII Congress of the School of Canon Law entitled "The essence of Law. The proposals of Michel Villey, Sergio Cotta and Javier Hervada" took place on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd April 2019.

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XXIII Convegno della Facoltà di Diritto Canonico su "L'essenza del Diritto"

On Monday, March 11th, 2019, starting at 4 pm in the Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II", was held the fourth edition of the Feast of the University, in the memory of Blessed Álvaro del Portillo, our first Grand Chancellor.

Festa dell'Università, in ricordo del Beato Álvaro del Portillo

Starting this week the procedure for the Evaluation of Courses reserved for Faculty students is active.

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On Thursday,  January 10, 2019 took place the Academic Celebration in the feast of St. Raymond of Penyafort, patron of the School of Canon Law.

S.E.R. Mgr. Filippo Iannone, O. Carm., President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, held the lesson Recent documents and provisions concerning the right of religious: confirmations and novelties.

Celebrazione accademica nella festa di san Raimondo di Penyafort

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