| Year 1992 Canonical Studies

1. RESOLVING CONFLECTS MATTERS OF DOCTRINE (Fr. Oswald Gracias)

The ‘doctrinal conflicts’ that could and do sometime arise take place when it is felt by the Magisterium that the teaching of a particular theologian is not in keeping with the official teaching of the Church. This study will comprise of four parts: I describe briefly procedures in the Church as per the regulations of Canon Law. This is with the purpose of indication the principles that guide Church’s .....


2. FROM CONSULTATION IN THE CHURCH TO COLLABORATIVE MINISTRY

(Fr. Kevin Matthew Ph.D., D.C.L., S.T.L.)


When I hear the word “consultation” my mind automatically returns to St. Paul’s Universality in Ottawa where I studied with Fr Gary Roche, an Irish Missionary working in Papua-New Guinea. We were speaking one day about a new church that a particular parish priest had decided to build with the approval of his bishop as is the normal approach in many western Dioceses. In shock horror he pointed out that in Papua-New Guinea if they thought about building a new Church they would start spreading the idea gently, discussing it with all the people, and in about five years when all the problems had been sorted out and consensus reached, they might then be able to commence the project. One of us has something to learn about being Church and I don’t think it’s them! .....


3. TEACHING OF CANON LAW IN SEMINARIES(Fr. Joseph Irimpan)

PART I

Pope John Paul II, while promulgating the New Code of Conon Law in 1983 through the Apostolic constitution “Sacrae Disciplinae Leges” made the following statement: “In fact a Code of Canon Law is absolutely necessary for the Church. Since the Church is established in the form of a social and visible unit, it needs rules, so that its hierarchical and organic structure may be visible; that its exercise of the functions divinely entrusted to it, particularly of sacred power and of the administration of the sacraments, is properly ordered; that the mutual relationships of Christ’s faithful .....