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Canon Law Research Guide

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Church Documents

Code of Canon Law, Latin-English Edition. 2012.
Reference KBU 2212 A52 1999

Instruction to Be Observed by Diocesan and Interdiocesan Tribunals in Handling Causes of the Nullity of Marriage: Instructio Servanda a Tribunalibus Dioecesanis Et Interdioecesanis in Pertractandis Causis Nullitatis Matrimonii. 2005.
KBU3897 .C37 2005

Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches: Translation Prepared Under the Auspices of the Canon Law Society of America.
Reference BX4710.52 .A1 1992

The 1917 or Pio-Benedictine Code of Canon Law: In English Translation with Extensive Scholarly Apparatus. 2001.
Reference KBU2210 .A52 2001

Interpretative documents

Roman Replies and CLSA Advisory Opinions, 1984.
Reference KBU39 .R66

Decisiones Seu Sententiae. 1912-.
Oversize KBU43.15 .C37

Roman Replies and CLSA Advisory Opinions, 1984.
Reference KBU39 .R66

The Canon Law Digest: Officially Published Documents Affecting the Code of Canon Law. 1934. 15 volumes.
Reference KBU30.5 .B68

CLSA Advisory Opinions  1995.  3 Volumes
KBU2212 .C58

Rotal Anthology: An Annotated Index of Rotal Decisions from 1971 to 1988.
Reference +KBR43 .R68 1992

The Tribunal Handbook: Procedures for Formal Matrimonial Cases. 2005.
KBU3897 .T75 2005

Introductions and Reference Works

An Introduction to Canon Law. [Rev. ed.].  2004. It offers an introductory orientation to all of canon law, it outlines and overviews the various specialized areas of the law, and it sketches the structure and function of the offices within the church and how they relate to one another.
KBU160 .C675 2004

Exegetical Commentary on the Code of Canon Law. 2004. A systematic exegesis of the Code of Canon Law, with research sources, cross-references, and commentary by 115 canonical scholars.
Reference KBU2212 .C65513 2004. 5 volumes.

The Canon Law Letter & Spirit: A Practical Guide to the Code of Canon Law. 1995
Reference KBU 2212 C3 1995

Two Codes in Comparison. 1997. Two Codes in Comparison represents a response to the repeated call of Pope John Paul II for comparative studies of the Eastern and Latin Codes. His Holiness urged such studies to promote a knowledge of the "one Corpus Iuris Canonici" of the universal Church. This work contains nine such studies regarding the corresponding Eastern and Latin norms that govern the consecrated life, marriage, general norms, temporal goods, and procedure.
KBU2212 .B217 1997

A Concise Guide to Canon Law: A Practical Handbook for Pastoral Ministers. 2000. This reference provides a compact overview of the most important canonical issues facing pastoral ministers today. Arranged by topic, it offers a thorough summary of church law and is complete with reference numbers to relevant canons in the Code of Canon Law.
KBU2888 .M25 2000

Databases

HeinOnline  The Hein Online Religion & the Law collection provides online access to journals on religion and law, canon law, publications of the Christian Legal Society and the Canon Law Society, and many other valuable resources.

Journals

  • The Jurist  The Jurist is the only scholarly journal published in the United States devoted to the study and promotion of canon law.

    Online

  • Studia Canonica  Studia canonica is a scholarly journal on canon law published twice a year by the Faculty of Canon Law of Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. 

    Online

  • Proceedings of the … Annual Convention of the Canon Law Society of America

    Current Journal in Current Periodicals back issues- 2nd floor, periodicals

  • Canon Law Abstracts - Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland  A review of periodical literature in Canon Law by members of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland containing references for canon law articles published from 1995 to the present.

    Current Journal in Current Periodicals back issues- 2nd floor, periodicals

  • The Canonist- Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand

    Current Journal in Current Periodicals back issues- 2nd floor, periodicals

  • Studies in Church Law

    Current Journal in Current Periodicals back issues- 2nd floor, periodicals

  • Philippine Canonical Forum

    Current Journal in Current Periodicals back issues- 2nd floor, periodicals