Canon Law

Canon Law

Law is a juridical system that organizes the social aspects of humankind. For that reason the
systematic oranization, the content and the governing principle of canon law and its different
branches should and do conform to how well the Church’s social dimension and social structures
are understood at each moment in time.

ECTS Credits: 6
Professor: Martin Lavoie


Chapter 1

. General norms (cc. 1-203)

Chapter 2

• The people of God (cc. 204-746)
o Christ faithful (cc. 204-329)
o The hierarchical constitution of the Church (cc. 330-572)
o Institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life (cc. 573-746)

Chapter 3

• The teaching office of the Church (747-833)

Chapter 4

• The sanctifying office of the Church (cc. 834-1253)
o The sacrements (cc. 840-1165)
o The other acts of divine worship (cc. 1166-1204)
o Sacred places and times (cc. 1205-1253)

Chapter 5

• The temporal goods of the Church (cc. 1254-1310)

Chapter 6

• Sanctions in the Church (cc. 1311-1399)

Chapter 7

• Processes (cc. 1400-1752)