Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Perspective Electives

458: Introduction to Canon Law

Credit Hours

2

Description

Canon law plays a central role in determining how the Catholic Church handles the broad spectrum of issues involved in the daily management of a worldwide multinational organization that includes dioceses, parishes, colleges, universities, grade schools, high schools, hospitals, nursing homes and other charitable entities. Examples of these issues involve personnel and real estate matters, rights and duties of the Christian faithful, professional misconduct, foreign religious workers, the administration of ecclesiastical goods, mergers and joint ventures, and, of course, marriage and family law, especially divorces and annulments. Introduction to Canon Law should be of particular interest for students interested in the management of Catholic institutions.