To acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the canonical norms that governs various bodies of the People of God in the Church (CIC – CCL, Book II; related canons of CCEO).
1. General introduction: History and structure of CIC – Book II. 2. 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. Personal prelatures. Associations of Christian faithful. Public association of the faithful. Common norms. Public and private associations. Special norms for lay associations. 3. The hierarchical constitution of the Church: Supreme authority of the Church. Roman Pontiff and College of Bishops. Synod of Bishops. Cardinals, Roman Curia, Papal Legates. Particular Churches, their structure, groupings and internal ordering. 4. The Institutes of consecrated life and Societies of apostolic life. Departures: A summary of processes. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students are expected to: Identify and distinguish the structures and institutions in the Church; use their comprehension of the structures, offices and ministries in the Church in order to apply it to practical cases in practical cases of the universal and the particular Church structure; employ the knowledge acquired in this course in order to prepare and animate a presentation or further education in a parish or other pastoral contexts.
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