Canon Law: From Annulments to Sacraments, an Insider’s Look at Church Law

Podcast-style audio & video course -
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
Canon Law Society of America
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Canon Law: From Annulments to Sacraments, an Insider’s Look at Church Law

Podcast-style audio & video course -
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
Canon Law Society of America
(2 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Brilliantly taught and filled with helpful, real-world examples, this survey course was designed with your practical canon law questions in mind.

You are invited to join one of America’s leading canon law experts, Fr. Arthur J. Espelage, O.F.M., J.C.D., in exploring the principles and rules that govern our religious conduct.

In 12 masterful audio lectures that cover 2,000 years of church laws, you’ll see how religion and the lives of all Catholics are intertwined in spiritual, practical, cultural, and historical ways. As you do so, you’ll come to understand the meaning of Jesus’ teaching that “the Sabbath law was made for humankind, and not humankind for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27).

In this course, you’ll explore the sources of canon law—sacred Scripture, theology, and tradition—before looking at how these laws permeate the Seven Sacraments, church membership, and ecumenical councils. In the process, you’ll gain deep insights into how religious rules affect the lives of lay Catholics and clergy.

By studying these laws, you will come to underst

Brilliantly taught and filled with helpful, real-world examples, this survey course was designed with your practical canon law questions in mind.

You are invited to join one of America’s leading canon law experts, Fr. Arthur J. Espelage, O.F.M., J.C.D., in exploring the principles and rules that govern our religious conduct.

In 12 masterful audio lectures that cover 2,000 years of church laws, you’ll see how religion and the lives of all Catholics are intertwined in spiritual, practical, cultural, and historical ways. As you do so, you’ll come to understand the meaning of Jesus’ teaching that “the Sabbath law was made for humankind, and not humankind for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27).

In this course, you’ll explore the sources of canon law—sacred Scripture, theology, and tradition—before looking at how these laws permeate the Seven Sacraments, church membership, and ecumenical councils. In the process, you’ll gain deep insights into how religious rules affect the lives of lay Catholics and clergy.

By studying these laws, you will come to understand how embracing religious belief and practices is essential for a new evangelization based in truth and mercy. This course is an essential examination of a vitally important but often misunderstood topic in the Catholic faith.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enrich your understanding of this fascinating subject.

This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.

This course was previously published as Canon Law: How Does It Work?

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Fr. Arthur J. Espelage, O.F.M., J.C.D., is a leading expert on canon law. A practicing canon lawyer since 1979, he has taught canonical studies at St. Leonard Seminary and the Pontifical College Josephinum. He has also served in judicial and administrative capacities in ecclesiastical tribunals in New Mexico, Ohio, and Florida. For three terms, he served as Executive Coordinator of the Canon Law Society of America located at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Ordained as a priest in 1971, he holds a doctorate in canon law from The Catholic University of America.
Praise for Arthur Espelage
“Fr. Art has many years’ experience as a practitioner of Canon Law as well as teaching it. He speaks with enthusiasm as well as knowledge in a way that encourages his readers and listeners to want to explore further.”– Mgr Gordon Read, President of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain & Ireland
“His very clear knowledge and understanding of Canon Law is born not only from a study of the canonical texts but from many years of experience, seeking to apply the principles in a wide variety of pastoral circumstances.” – Aidan McGrath, O.F.M., Secretary General of the Order of Friars Minor

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2 reviews for Canon Law: From Annulments to Sacraments, an Insider’s Look at Church Law

  1. Anonymous

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    Good background and explanation on Canon Law and relating Canon Law to everyday life.

  2. Robert

    Weak Course

    I’ve listened to about three dozen NYKM courses over the years, and this one is probably the weakest of the lot. I was looking forward to an academic presentation on canon law, but what I got instead struck me as a bunch of Catholic propaganda. I learned virtually nothing about canon law itself. I will be sending this course back for a refund and hoping NYKM comes up with a future course that actually teaches about canon law.

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