| Year 1994 Canonical Studies
ACCORDING TO CIC & CCEO (Dr. Antony Pinheiro, OCD)
The IX Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will be held in Rome in
October 1994. The theme of the Synod is “The Consecrated Life and its Role in the
Church and in the World”. In the light of the working document (Lineamenta) published
in 1992 by the Secretariat of the Synod, preparations at various levels are going
on. The Lineamenta deals with the issue .....
LEGISLATIVE FUNCTION OF
THE DIOCESAN BISHOP AND ITS IMPLICATION
(Karambai S. Sebastian )
Canonical legislation regulates the life and mission of the Church, the duties and
rights of her members and all that is useful and necessary to her visible structure.
As the Church is to be rooted in a “particular and indigenous” manner (AG, n.6),
so also her laws would be able to touch the way people live and organize their lives,
the very culture in which they express their values and beliefs. Being fully .....
SOLVING CONFLICTS IN THE
CHURCH (Fr. Oswald Gracias )
Given our frail human situation, conflict situations do often arise. The Church
desirous that communion should be disrupted due to this has advocated the establishment
of conciliation committees. Both the Latin Code and the Code of Canon for the Eastern
Churches make mention of this:......
THE APOSTOLATE OF RELIGIOUS
INSTITUTES IN THE DIOCESE (Fr. Varghese Azhaketh )
This is a summary of the doctoral dissertation in Juris Utriusque that I presented
at the Lateran University in 1978, a few years before the promulgation of the New
Code of Canon Law. At that time the topic was of great relevance and actuality because
Vatican II was considered to be eminently a pastoral one. It has mobilized the whole
people of God and invited .......
TRIBUNAL WORK AS MINISTRY
(Fr. George Kureethra )
In September this year a meeting of a few canonists was held in Bangalore at which
Fr. Aloysius D’Souza presented a paper on ‘Novus Habitus Mentis’ and quoted Fr.
Ladislaus Orsy according to whom “a new habit of the mind means a permanent disposition
to raise new questions whenever it is so warranted by a gap in our knowledge and
to search for an.......