To acquire a comprehensive knowledge of practical juridical norms that govern various bodies of the people of God in the Church.
General introduction: structure of CIC/83, BK II. The Christian faithful: obligations and rights of all faithful; obligations and rights of the lay faithful; sacred ministers or clerics; formation of clerics; enrolment of clerics or incardination; obligations and rights of clerics; loss of clerical state; common norms; public association of the faithful; special norms for the associations of the lay faithful; personal prelature; associations of the faithful. The supreme authority of the Church: Holy See; particular churches; internal structures of particular churches. The institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life: common norms; the religious; the secular institutes; the societies of apostolic life; departures - a summary of processes. Learning Outcomes: • Students will acquire basic knowledge of the canonical laws governing: Christian Faithful in the Church; hierarchical organization within the Church; Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
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