Canon Law Explained

A Handbook for Laymen

$19.95

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Not only inefficiency, but frustration, disorder, anger, and injustice threaten all human endeavors, no matter how pure their motives or high their ideals. That's why successful organizations always create employee handbooks and clear procedure manuals that delineate where authority lies, how conflicts are to be resolved, and, above all, how each organization's mission is (and is not) to be accomplished.

Is it any wonder then that the Catholic Church—comprised not of 200 persons but 1.2 billion members in 200 countries—also governs itself by means of a handbook, which it calls the Code of Canon Law?

Because handbooks and manuals concern themselves with the day-to-day inner working of organizations, they often reveal more than do news releases about the actual purposes and genuine spirit of organizations: a fact that's particularly true in the case of the Catholic Church.

Indeed, if you want to know the Church for who She is, you need to be familiar with the Code of Canon Law. Unfortunately, it contains over 1,752 rules (or canons).

Thankfully, Vatican expert and veteran author Fr. Laurence Spiteri has in the pages of Canon Law Explained relieved you of the need to read all 1,752 of these rules. Here he acquaints you with the fundame(more...)

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"Monsignor Laurence J. Spiteri offers to the laity of the Church a useful guide to help them understand and appreciate Canon Law and its relationship to their daily lives."

Cardinal Justin Rigali
Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia
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"Anyone who is interested in knowing more about Church Law will find this publication to be a very handy tool to enrich and deepen one's understanding of how canon law is ultimately at the service of the caring of souls."

Cardinal Raffaele Farina
Vatican Archivist and Cardinal-Librarian Emeritus
  • Pages: 320
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622821-78-5
  • Product Code: 1785
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: January 25, 2013
  • Categories: Apologetics, By Title, Catechesis
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Educating must read book
This book is amazing. Words cannot describe how interesting this book is. Highly recommend to educate yourself on cannon law.
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"Canon Law Explained" provides a clear, well-organized introduction to the topic. Some topics aren't discussed in great detail, but this should be an excellent introduction for your average reader.
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A keeeper!
This book is extremely helpful. As a Tribunal Advocate for those seeking annulments it has cleared up some misconceptions about how to find the correct grounds to use in many cases. Wonderful addition to my collection.
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