By John J. Coughlin O.F.M.
Canon legislation: A Comparative examine with Anglo-American criminal Theory, through the Reverend John J. Coughlin, explores the canon legislations of the Roman Catholic Church from a comparative standpoint. The creation to the booklet offers old examples of antinomian and legalistic methods to canon legislations (antinomianism diminishes or denies the significance of canon legislation, whereas legalism overestimates the functionality of canon legislation within the lifetime of the Catholic Church). The creation discusses those ways as threats to the rule of thumb of legislations within the Church, and describes the idea that of the rule of thumb of legislations within the considered numerous Anglo-American criminal theorists. bankruptcy One bargains an outline of canon legislation because the "home method" during this comparative learn. the rest chapters contemplate antinomian and legalistic methods to the rule of thumb of legislation in gentle of 3 particular concerns: the sexual abuse crisis, ownership of church property, and the denial of Holy Communion to Catholic public officials. Chapters and 3 speak about the failure of the guideline of legislations because of antinomian and legalistic methods to the sexual abuse concern. Chapters 4 and 5 examine the idea that of estate in canon legislation with that of liberal political concept; they speak about the possession of parish estate in gentle of diocesan bankruptcies, the connection among church estate and the legislation of the secular country, and the secularization of Catholic associations and their estate. Chapters Six and 7 elevate the indeterminacy declare with reference to canon legislations and the arguments for and opposed to the denial of Holy Communion to Catholic public officers. even if the 3 matters come up within the context of the USA, they increase broader theoretical concerns approximately antinomianism, legalism, and the rule of thumb of legislations. during the comparative learn, American felony concept capabilities to explain those broader concerns in canon legislation. The concluding bankruptcy deals a synthesis of this comparative examine.
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As I shall discuss in the chapters that follow, antinomianism and legalism continue to present a problem for the rule of law in the life of the church. Chapter 1 offers an overview of canon law as the “home system” in this comparative study. Through an exploration of the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the United States, Chapters 2 and 3 discuss the failure of the rule of law in preventing injury to individuals and the common good. Chapter 3 suggests that antinomian and legalistic approaches to canon law contributed to the crisis.
ST, 96, 4, corpus. 59. Finnis, Natural Law and Natural Rights, 364. 14 introduction just distribution of resources reinforce conclusions about justice available on the basis of practical reason. 61 If fundamental substantive justice is to be counted as a requirement of the rule of law, canon law’s adherence to principles drawn from natural law and theology may satisfy the requirement. At the same time, theological and pastoral issues might function to diminish canon law’s adherence to the rule of law.
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Canon Law: A Comparative Study with Anglo-American Legal Theory by John J. Coughlin O.F.M.