You likely have questions about Catholic canon law. Brilliantly taught and filled with helpful, real-world examples, this survey course was designed with your questions in mind.
You are invited to join one of America's leading canon law experts in exploring the principles and rules that govern our religious conduct. In 12 lectures, you will see how religion and the lives of all Catholics are intertwined in spiritual, practical, cultural, and historical ways. As you do so, you will 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 will journey through 2,000 years of church laws, some divinely given to us by Jesus and others coming from humans. Then 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, ecumenical councils, and much more. In doing so you will 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.
You don't want to miss this opportunity to enrich your understanding of this fascinating subject.