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 Academic Guide for the year 2020/2021 (provisional version) is available for consultation.

Registrations will start on Monday, September 1, 2020.

The inauguration of the XXXVI Academic Year will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020.

  Academic Guide 2020/2021

  Academic Calendar 2020/2021

On October 5, 2020, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross will hopefully begin lessons for the new academic year in presential mode. This reopening will respect and follow the indications of the Health Authorities.

The level of normality will depend on the evolution of COVID 19 and - in an institution with a strong international presence - on the situation in the students' countries of origin.

At the moment, with the data currently available, the University is preparing some measures and investments to start the 2020/2021 courses without delays or uncertainties.

These measures include:

1. The maintenance of the entire academic courses and the general distribution of timetables;

2. The University will try to ensure that any delays in the ability to attend courses (for reasons related to the pandemic) do not have a negative academic impact on the student;

It is already possible to apply for admission to the different study cycles of the Schools of Theology, Canon Law, Philosophy and Church Communications for the Academic Year 2020/21. The necessary form can be requested by writing to santacroce [at] pusc.it, which can be filled in and returned by email attaching the appropriate documents, as indicated on this page.

A partire da lunedì 15 giugno 2020, i servizi della Biblioteca saranno disponibili per i professori con il ripristino degli orari completi, dal lunedì al venerdì dalle ore 8:30 alle 19 e il sabato dalle ore 8:30 alle 13.

Sarà inoltre consentito l’accesso - dietro prenotazione - agli studenti iscritti al Terzo ciclo (dottorato), secondo le indicazioni che verranno fornite in questa pagina, dove sono anche riportate le procedure per il servizio di “prestito libri” per tutti gli altri studenti della Santa Croce.

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